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My day began at 7.30 when the greenhouse arrived YES! So that’s good eh? But things took a steep down turn when I went in to the loft. One extremely foul smell, one dead mouse, and one live mouse in trap….tail end in, not head. First, disposed of dead one. Easy bit. Next, whole trap with wriggling mouse in to bin bag…..yeuch! And last of all, Jack Russel Terrier seconded in to loft to hunt down missing trap with rotting mouse in. Success! So, three mice disposed of and three traps set. This is the down side of having a beautiful field of ripening barley at your back door folks! Thank heavens for Molly!! :)) hope you are enjoying your breakfast….no, I haven’t eaten yet, I am still a bit queasy!

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yuk, you will get the little blighters eventually. lol. It wouldn't spoil my appetite lol. thought we had a live one in the house the other day, Walterwoo was going mental over furntiture, around furniture behind doors, headless chicken type running if you catch my drift. In the end it emerged, it was a duckling, which he promptly thought I will have it. I was determined he wasn't so we had a battle, I won, duckling released, but it ran off under the very heavy sofa and I had a long wait for it to come out. I got it in the end and rehoused it back with its friends outside, but oh boy was I hot after all the chasing around and Walterwoo was so cross with me for spoiling his fun. As you say that is the downside of living out in the country, you get all sorts of animals in the house. lol :O) Would you swap NO NEVER!

23 Jul, 2014

 

Hi Karen, the joys of country living eh, so when will we get to see the long awaited greenhouse?, Derek.

23 Jul, 2014

 

How unfortunate Karen...I see mice regularly run across the garden, that's enough to give me a heart attack, but if they were to come in..I think I would have to move house....I cannot be dealing with mice or rats. The thought of setting traps makes me ill. But nevertheless, your garden and house are beautiful.

23 Jul, 2014

 

Lol! Mum! I can see it now! Glad you rescued it from the terrier!

Derek, the Installer is coming on Saturday, so not long to wait now!

Michaella, I shall toughen up...nothing will put me off living here...it's my dream home, it really is. I'm dreading harvest though...I've an image in my mind of thousands of field mice running a mock after ahead of the combine! :/

23 Jul, 2014

 

Good on you Karen! Thinking again, I probably would do the same. I used to be petrified of snakes until I found them in my pond. They were almost three feet long. They came regularly for several years. I read up on them, found that they were not dangerous at all. Grass snakes they were. Apparently very shy, and scurry away very quickly at the sound of footsteps. I soon overcame my fears of snakes, and now I am ok about them visiting, but I have not seen any in the last two years now. Maybe they have gone to some proper larger ponds or lakes which we have many around here.

23 Jul, 2014

 

Hi Karen, I think it's a good idea to have it installed, I had mine installed, and glad I did, there seemed to be thousands of pieces, and nuts and bolts, not to mention the different sizes of glass, he had it erected and glazed in about 5 hours, I think it would have taken me 2 or 3 days, worth every penny, Derek.

23 Jul, 2014

 

We all look forward to seeing this long awaited greenhouse. I love mine and I have some monster tomato plants bursting out of it. We have had a drama with a dead bird high up in our chimney. We have had to seal it off to keep the blue bottles out of the house. We kept on killing them ten at a time and finally had to prevent them getting down the chimney Yuck! They seem to have stopped but I think we will keep it sealed for a few weeks.

23 Jul, 2014

 

Hi, Linda, the only trouble with killing flies is that, if you kill 1, 100 come to the funeral :-), Derek.

23 Jul, 2014

 

Yuk!

23 Jul, 2014

 

Oh Karen what an adventure! I fully agree with the use of Molly, that's natural, nature as intended, but not traps which kill, or maim. Could you thin about using humane traps?

24 Jul, 2014

 

Yuck! Linda! Derek, you're right...money well spent. It would have taken us days, and the pro. Does it in one day. I am actually starting to get exited now! Just hope and pray that the base is suitable and the correct size! It should be, I gave them the footprint.

24 Jul, 2014

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