Oops, my back is a little bit overworked I think! Yesterday afternoon it was nice weather so I went into the garden, my garden scissor in hand and gloves.! First i vut down some roses which are growing much too big, and look messy. After cutting them into little pieces, I dug them out! Then I went around the garden with the scissor again and made lots of plants look better. Also made room in the garden. Some plants were taking over too much space, not nice! After some time I had here and there a bit of free space and there I planted the bulbs I bought last week.! Now if they come up as nice as the picture shows on the label, my spring will be very colourfull!
But I noticed I am not as often that busy anymore in the garden, the back is protesting slightly! Oh well, that will pass.
And oh boy, we have a great big red hunter in the house! Eeeeeekh, yesterday I wasn't happy all of a sudden! I know there are from time to time little mice under the floor and sometimes you could see one walking for a moment. But yesterday I went into the part where I have some of the food stock and the vacuum cleaner and the pans for cooking etc. I went for some potatoes but when I switched on the light I saw something running along the wall and into a coner and disappear. It wan;t as small as a house mouse!!!! It could have been a little rat!!! Not surprising, I know there are in the neighbourhood, thats also why every nw and then the street tiles have to be repositioned again and there has to put new sand under them. There are rats and they cause it because they dig the sand away. But I can live with that, if they stay there, I don;t like them to be visitors in my house! As it is an older house, certainly there are spots where they can come through if they like. Oh my, I am not afraid of mice, but the larger family memebers I DO NOT LIKE! And you are startled the most because it;s moving sooo quick! Well, I had a brilliant idea! I left the door a bit open and right away Dikkie Dik went looking! He already was a bit in practise, the last few days both of the cats are keeping an eye on the kitchen floor and sniffing around. Next time I had to be in that area I was smart and took Dikkie with me on my arm( heavy!!) and YES as I switched on the light there it was again a grey thing with long tail!!!!!! At once I put Dikkie on the floor, oh boy! He already had spotted it! And KABAMMM! In spite of his well-fed nature he moved sooooooo quickly and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK I heard and Dikkie to a run into the garden. I could just see he had something in his mouth! I was so PROUD of him!
It may not be the most friendly solution but it certainly is working very good! So today we will let the door open again and see what happens. And Jan will take a good look to see if there are any holes we can repair!
Jan said, with a big smile to me."Well, at least they earn a bit their food and care back this way".
So far the adventures of yesterday. Enough for one day for me!!
Okidoki, now I have a kit again for you. It's is a bit medieval you could say, because of the papers, gives you the idea you are walking around in a castle, so I named the kit "In Shining Armour". Have fun with it and also have a great day!