Sunday, November 22, 2015

First snowflakes ...

Well ... it's here. What more can I say?

I've prepared the bird feeders and bath. I have a heater in the bird bath so it doesn't freeze. Feeders are hung. I love feeding the animals but I do not like them to get under my house. I live in the country so the mice, large and small, like to get under there and make homes. I can't have that. My cats know they're under there and go crazy. I hesitate to put d-con under there but I know of no other alternative. Any suggestions? A small stream runs by the house so it's the perfect place for animals. :-)  

Winter of 2014, two racoons somehow got under my house. Chewed a large hole in the ductwork and crawled in. Samson went bonkers, as did the cats ... and I, of course. The smell was so offensive. I didn't know what it was until I heard it chattering and then, as I looked through the vent, a little black-masked face was looking back at me. What an expense that was!

I have a few outdoor chores that, as I looked around the lawn, I realize I've forgotten. Tomorrow I'll get those done and all will be buttoned up out there.

I've been spending my days housecleaning (which I've neglected and done minimally the past year) and I am knitting Christmas gifts furiously. 


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog! I thought for sure we were going to get snow but all we had were a few flakes. Eastern area near Cleveland usually gets the most snow and nasty weather. I read some of your previous posts and was very sorry to hear about your sweet dog. Looks like he had a wonderful life with you. Our new/old dog is doing great. He's adjusting and we hope he's getting the idea that he is not going anywhere and he's got a home. Thanks again for your visit and have a nice Thanksgiving!

  2. I'm so envious of your snow! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving week! (We have family in from far away so I must run.:)

  3. Oh no. We used to have a doggy door that the weenies and cats used, but one night a mother raccoon and 3 of her babies came inside and it was terrible trying to catch them and get them outside. Needless to say, the door has been shuttered.


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