So, how did we decide on the name for our home? I just knew that upon my first visit to the site, a name would pop into my head. The perfect name for our home!
We were living near St. Louis at the time it was being built and drove over several times during the 5 month process. The first visit was during the Winter and it was so cold and blustery the day we chose to make that initial trip. There had been a lot of rain and snow that week and, what would eventually be our small back yard & garden, was a sea of gray, undulating mud.
It all looked rather depressing and nothing at all like the home I had long awaited.
As we *tight rope walked* the wooden planks from the garage through the flowing torrents of ooze, 3 small brown rabbits darted by us as quick...as quick...well, as quick as a bunny!
Bill turned to me and said, "There! Who loves a little rabbit more than you? And look at them run around here! That has to be a GOOD sign right?". Rabbits....Running....Right by my future cottage....um....well. It *could* have been called, "Oozing, Gray and Depressing Mess Cottage", "I Am Freezing My Ample Tushie Off And This All Looks Horrible Cottage" or the ever popular, "How will this gross, disgusting muddy crap ever be a sweet little English garden Bill? Huh? HUH??? Cottage". In the end, "Rabbit Run Cottage" won out. Thankfully! Can you imagine how expensive a slate welcome sign with that
last title on it would have cost?