Hello everyone; yes, once again, it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, another year older and very much wiser, here to bring you the latest news from our garden. You may remember me from such notable posts as “Guarding The Fort” and “Nothing Gets Done”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose. “Too close”, again. Hardly anything happened today. It started to rain this morning, and then turned to slushy snow, and so I got to walk in slush for both of my walks. It was fun. It’s still snowing slushy snow. See?Anyway, the guy I live with spent an awful lot of time doing mouse-related activities today. As you may know, he’s been searching all over the house, trying to figure out where the mice are getting into the house (he knows where they’re getting into the crawl space, because he plugs the hole every day, and a new hole is chewed right next to that one), and finally, finally, saw this hole in the corner of the downstairs closet. He moved everything that was piled on top of the chest of drawers, and the drawers, and the chest itself, and stuck a pink coat hanger into the hole, to see where the hole went. He doesn’t know why he had a pink coat hanger.
(The guy I live with runs the vacuum cleaner all the time, but this corner hadn’t been vacuumed in years, which is why it’s so gross looking. Note all the little pieces of styrofoam.)“Aha”, he said. And more styrofoam. So the guy I live with plugged the hole, and vacuumed up the mess in the closet, and has now declared himself to be smarter than a mouse.
Now, if you’re one of the two or three people who has been reading this blog since it started, you may recall that he made that declaration at least once before.
I do have one bit of gardening-related news. Remember the cactus seeds he sowed on the first of March?He didn’t get this quite in focus, and the pencil isn’t really as close to the germinating seed as he hoped (the seed is off to the right, about the pencil lead’s length away, and there’s once the same distance away, just below the tip).
The guy I live with says gardening is really easy. A lot of people try to make it look harder than it is, but it’s really easy. Words of wisdom for today.
Until next time, then.