I recently started a new garden area. Where I live flat land is at a premium, most of us live in deep valleys (hollers). So picking out a spot was limited and ended up being right next to our neighbors. We bought the land beside ours for 3,000$ for 13 acres, mostly it's mountain side and we had to tear down a house that was there. Well I'm not one to throw a stone but our neighbors house is not exactly flattering to the eye either. Also with it being closer to their home than ours I didn't want to feel like eyes were always upon me while I'm gettin' down and dirty (literally) in my garden. I also considered that there are many dogs over there too. So all of these reason led me to beg, kick and plead my husband for a garden fence. Which with a lot of reminders and motivational support he did do this fall, well except for the gate. Okay so now your wondering where do the rabbits come in? Well here starts my thinking process.....I'm not too sure about the quality of dirt that is there. On the surface it looks pretty good, but when we had equipment over there for house demo it seemed to turn up quite a bit of clay. So here I am thinking whats a good way to improve this soil without alot of work....animal poop straight from the source seems like a good idea. It's winter here so I'll just have till spring. So I am considering rabbits for a few reasons: 1. They poop awesome fertilizer 2. They are veerry quite 3. Can be contained in the garden fence (hopefully) without destroying it. 4. They will give me an excellent crash course into bunny proofing my garden outside and in. 5. I can make them a new home relatively easy come spring. Here are my concerns: 1. Tunneling out of the fence 2. Dogs digging under the fence to get to them. 3. How to make a temporary shelter. What do you all think about this endeavor? Am I basically crazy? Do you have any ideas or insight that might help me out? Please leave me feedback, good or bad! I will add pictures tomorrow so give everyone a better idea.