Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tuesday, Nov. 28th.

Light snow falling, chickens aren't too thrilled about it all. They have gone for cover under the deck. Hopefully it won't amount to much. The quicker winter is over the better. I do believe I have a rat making a home under the hen house. There is an opening just under the left hand side of said house and a couple of days ago I noticed a lot of fresh soil kicked out around that area. No reason for it, but that a creature has been throwing it out from under the house. Now there is a haphazard, though strong and steady greenhouse attached to the hen house so the girls have a nice warm area for daytime use when snow is on the ground. Their food and water is kept there and this morning I saw a lovely little packed down path going from the corner of the hen house to the bowl of hens food. I am assuming it's a rat. I don't mind it staying there as long as it doesn't cause any trouble. I threw some mint leaves in the hen house itself as I read somewhere that mint will keep rats at bay. Otherwise, it has been a very uneventful few days.

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