Monday, 28 November 2016

Yikes!

I've been sweeping leaves for weeks, it's a job that I like. The trees are fairly bare-branched now, just a few leaves hanging on the walnut and apple trees.
I cart large piles of leaves to the compost heap where they quickly bed down into a manageable heap. It's satisfying to know that it will slowly transform into fine compost. Some of the windfalls are put on the pile and others are raked to one side of the garden and left for the birds to eat.
Across the road from us some of the stables have been dismantled prior to the erection of a couple of houses. Long-term occupants of the stabling have had to start looking for new lodgings. Yikes - they've found my compost heap, everything that they love, warmth and windfalls.  
RATTUS! And you know how quickly the damn things breed! We weren't going to shop on Black Friday, but then it seemed an appropriately named day, so we went out and bought traps and poison and peanut butter!

7 comments:

  1. I've been rat catching for a few weeks now, but the worst varmint, is the gopher that I can't catch.

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    1. Rats really give me the creeps, Donna. At least I don't have gophers to worry about. Wishing you luck on that one!

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  2. Oh Rats - they seem to get everywhere - we have permanent bait boxes down in the garden - it was worse when we kept chickens - best to get them before they start multiplying.

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    1. They're enormous. So far we've caught three - and a foot!

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  3. Hello Nopit, well, look on the bright side, without a garden you probably don't have rats either!

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