Sunday, 23 October 2016

Oh Bless those little critters.

Okay so that wasn't exactly the phrase I was saying to myself a few weeks ago when I wanted to harvest the rest of my corn!!

We had already eaten some so I can't say we didn't get any but we didn't get much...I had such a wonderful crop but when I approached this is what I found....

As you can see...the corn has been stripped. As I was approaching a scurry of birds flew out of the crop so I knew who the culprits were...or so I thought!

It was a couple of weeks later whilst I was on the plot burning some rubbish and minding my own business when I heard rustling a couple of plots over....looking up I saw a neighbours corn rustling and moving and yet there was no wind....

 I stealthily crept over to the plot where I could see the movement...I had a hunch what I would find and I was right....

Rats!! The above one was a little shy but as you can see the one in the photo below was quite bold and proudly posed for it's picture!!

I don't mind rats...In fact I used to have them as pets when I was younger and into my adult years but I think now they probably helped the birds eat my corn so I would like to now make a public apology to the birds for giving them sole blame on the corn eating!!

The last few years there have been many problems with rats over by the chicken pens but it doesn't bother me too much...after all it is kind of my fault for not harvesting early enough and also there is a reason in this world for everything though I know many are complaining about the rats and poison has been placed to try and get rid of them. Not sure they will ever get rid of them but I guess they may slow them down a little. These two were both males. Very healthy, one adult and one juvenile. 
I can really see the beauty in these creatures.

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Very short today, I wrote my posts up to publish automatically this week but the reason I haven't checked out your blogs or replied to comments is because we haven't had the best week.

Our Trojan had to be put to sleep on Monday after his spleen ruptured, it was very sudden and we were heartbroken. Tro wasn't in any pain though and Hubby and I were with him to the end.

We only got to spend a few short years with Trojan but he brought us so much joy, warmth, friendship and laughter and he will be sorely missed. He has left us a little bit empty but with a tremendous amount of happy memories.

I would Like to thank Bray House Vets for their incredibly quick diagnosis, help and support that they gave us at this really difficult time and for the wonderful card that we received from them through the post today. their compassion really means alot to us.

I promise to catch up with you all soon but for now please say a little prayer for Trojan.

R.I.P. Trojan, you shall be missed by many and never forgotten.
You brightened our lives and our home and we are better for
having had you as part of our lives.