We have been traveling a lot lately. At our daughters for Thanksgiving, traveling for work, Christmas in Vermont. We keep moving. We found ourselves back at the farm in NY. We had to plow the driveway, check the fridge, etc. The farmhouse got a new roof (more about that later). The barn and outbuildings were fine. All was good. I went down the cellar to check on some mousetraps I had set a few weeks ago. As soon as I started to go down the steps, I felt a crunch.
I won't keep you guessing (and no it wasn't an animal) - it was a pine cone.
Yep - they are back. I sense the red squirrels are repeating their invasion like they did 2 years ago.
I knew this would happen. A few weeks ago I posted about a lot of spruce boughs collecting in the yard. I figured that the red squirrels were up to something. Some of my readers thought I should just leave the poor rodents alone. Now I have found cones in the cellar, and the mousetraps got roughed-up! They were knocked around, chewed up, and even moved 20 feet. Not the work of harmless little field mice. The red squirrels are up to something.
For any red squirrels that follow this blog - consider yourself warned! I am for gunning you. The traps will be coming out. Non capimus!