Sinko De Mayo No Draino

A northbound train of rain pushed through all day yesterday and into the night.  The sky finally reappeared this morning.  Cold and wet.  The ground is like jello, the creeks are up but not out of their banks.  More rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week.



The rain has helped to drive the freaking tomato eating rat back into the greenhouse where it meet my mine field of traps.  One less chicken feed stealing, plant munching varmit bastard.




  1. Ron said,

    May 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Good catch!

    Our one remaining cat disappeared a while back after using up all of his lives. The dog has been even more needy than usual without having a friend slightly smaller than him to play with/abuse. So, we’ve got a lead on a cat, and hope it’s a good mouser…

    Prior to the cats, we had a big problem with the packrats and voles… but they wiped them out. I need another good mouser or I’ll be again dealing with crap in my workshop drawers, chewed car wires, and missing feed…

    • Woody said,

      May 5, 2013 at 6:43 AM

      The cover near the coop and greenhouse is too favorable for the varmints. Our cat does a good job around the house and barn but can’t get to the population around the coop.

  2. Ed said,

    May 5, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    My dog turned himself into a ratter over the years. He caught his first coming out of a grain auger that had been sitting for awhile and once he got the taste, he was all over it. We cleaned out an old grainery once that was full of rats and he slew many dozens before all was said and done. He just liked the kill though because the cats all moved in afterward and cleaned up the bodies. I have a picture somewhere of them all sunning themselves in the grass with bloated bellies turned up to the sky!

    We only got an inch and a half out of all that last rain. But our moisture level is about topped off for now so that’s okay.

  3. JP Swift said,

    May 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Let us know how you really feel about those pesky varmits

    • Woody said,

      May 9, 2013 at 4:55 AM

      I think I’ve kept my feelings on the PG level so far. If I find anymore tomato plants gnawed off we will go full out rated R. The heavy weaponry will come out. Everything, short of napalm, will be on the table.

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