Thursday 29 October 2015
Oh Rats ...............
This morning I caught a rat in the cage trap I had set
I had noticed the other day a burrow in the bank near the chicken run and could see a path running straight to the chicken run were it had chewed a hole to get in. Then there was a hole at the other end with another path leading straight to the Turkey run.
I set up the cage trap inside the run couldn't use a normal trap because of the chickens
Martin said I wouldn't catch it in the cage trap.
Well I did and the said rat is now no more, I dispatched it.
Rats are part of farm life and we will never get rid of them but we can do our best with traps and poison to keep them under control, is any one is offended by that then please get in touch I will happily send any rats to live with you.
I went into town yesterday needed a couple more feed bins for the goat feed, its no good just leaving feed in bags that's asking for trouble, I took the opportunity to have a wander around a few shops, In Wilko I picked up a few bargains in there end of season sale
Strimmer Line 20p a pack
Greenhouse glazing clips 20p a pack
butcher hooks and pegs 20p a pack
and a couple of packs of seeds 20p a pack
They had loads of seeds but I have loads and I do prefer fresh seeds and those that are not hybrids.
the salad mix I will get sowing in the poly tunnel.
I have decided not to renew any of the garden magazines I have been getting, well there is only two Armature Gardener I have at the moment the last 7 issues sitting in there wrapper I haven't had time to look at and Home Farmer again I have the last few months waiting to be unwrapped, so there is no point in renewing subscriptions, I had a browse through the magazines in the shops yesterday and there was nothing that took my fancy they are all very samey at the moment.
On a good note I have sort of fallen into a cottage industry business, I have combined my love of crafting as earning a bit of money, I have been promoting my crafts through social media and taking orders, I will continue while I enjoy it but as soon as it becomes a chore I will stop, the money will be put to use financing projects on the homestead.
Another good news is in a few weeks a group of us bloggers are meeting up we all now each other through blogs and are all in the same area I am really looking forward to it.
Thats all for now :-)