The real hero around here this week is Jangles. Jangles is my outdoor cat and is a pretty good "catch". A rat had taken up residence in my garden barn the past few months and I won't put rat killer down due to the cats and I refuse to set one of those huge rat traps (I like my fingers attached to my hands) so I have been hoping one of the cats would get the nasty, disgusting rat. Monday morning when I went to the garden barn to get bird seed, I stepped on something soft. It was dark so I was not really focused on the ground but I was when I stepped on the soft thing. At first I thought it was a small cat then I saw that nasty rat tail. After my intital panic attack, I was quite happy to know "it" was dead. Jangles is known for leaving snakes, mice, moles, and even a bat once on the porch so I am sure with 99.9% accuracy that he got the rat.
He got tuna for breakfast as a treat:)
Other than that excitement, things have relaxed a bit around the homestead. Lots of hungry animals with the cooler weather and sheep are pretty wooly.......though I think the chickens have relaxed just a little too much!
Since tomorrow is Friday the 13th maybe I will try to scare the chickens into giving me some eggs.......well its a thought:)