Rabbit’s baby niece was (finally) juuuuust big enough to venture outside the nest.


So on a soft almost-fall evening, everyone gathered for Baby Hoppy’s first foraging lesson. Her mother and her Aunty Rabbit (plus Mama Chipmunk and Raccoon, who even brought coffee for everyone except the baby) watched carefully as she tested out her hopping skills, and they showed her how to find the tenderest patches of clover and wild violets.


Truth be told, Rabbit’s mind was already swirling with plans for teaching her niece how to harvest herbs and flowers, and thoughts of how marvelous it would be to have an assistant for her tea-making.


(September 2022)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another vignette in my ongoing series of Tiny Garden Stories: peaceful 1-minute tales, full of cozy vibes, delicious details, and generous dollops of imagination & whimsy. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the Public Garden archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the Private Garden page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories. Want each week’s featured story delivered directly to your inbox? Subscribe to my Substack. 


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.