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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HOOKER TURNED TRAPPER

I never thought of myself as a trapper but the squirrels drove me to it. They have chewed a big hole in the clapboard, way up to the second floor by the chimney and made it their home somewhere inside. I'm not sure if they have invaded my attic but I know that I've heard them race all along the soffits in front of the house and I could hear the racket at night or even in the daytime. They have kept me awake many nights. I didn't know how they got in until my neighbour saw one going into the big hole last week. She had them in her other house and it cost her $500. to get rid of them...

I asked my husband to buy a trapping cage and he bolted a small salmon can inside the cage as the squirrel would put it's little paw inside and lick the peanut butter without going in....  In 6 days we have caught 6 squirrels  and my husband is relocating them. I just saw another by the cage a few minutes ago but it didn't go in. It ate all the small pieces of peanuts that were on the ground. It's only a matter  of hour before we catch our 7th. They live to about 18 years old, no wonder there are so many around here raiding our bird feeders.


Here is one of the little rodent over the can of peanuts. We still have some lovely snow as you can see.


   
                     Funerals are serious business............

My husband love a free meal especially when it's a buffet. I don't  like to eat out much unless I know the ingredients in my food so my husband went alone to a Funeral Home sponsored information evening with a free meal.

He said it was a real good meal and since I couldn't go some representative made an appointment to come to our house to fill me in on the information and to hopefully convince me to plan my funeral arrangements.

It was very easy and now it's done and won't have to think about it any more and it will be easier on the family. St peter has my reservation and will call me when he has a place for me. Fair enough, I'm in no rush...


My  humble Canadian Tires wine rack is empty, hidden in a closet. It's one that I can expand by adding another section. There's a board on the wall to make it more stable with room to expand. This rack holds two batches. I'm thinking of adding another section to it soon...

Since I'm still here, and my wine rack was empty,  I got another two batches of fine Reserve Estate   of my favorite wine made and after 8 weeks, I  got it bottled last Wednesday. George came to help as it takes almost an hour from start to finish to bottle the two batches. A very easy process...



So I'm good for a little while. I gave a lot of it away as gifts but my bottles never came back so I had to buy some more bottles this time. These have all been put in the wine rack last evening.



I've been meaning to post for a few weeks and by the time I sit at the computer, I'm too tired to even bother so here is my winning from Nellie's giveaway of Berries and More. Nellie also included a recipe for Baked Doughnuts which I plan to try soon. Thanks so much Nellie for this generous gift. I've been reading it in bed every night and I'm enjoying it very much.



My little bunnies are keeping watch over the recipe until I see fit to bake.
I just wish I had more getty-up-n-go during the day. My time has been spent on my rug.




I've started some seeds that needs early start  on a heat mat.  They sprouted faster than what it said on the package.  I took the plastic off to show you the plants. The big one are Gazenias and the small one are Heliotropes. I tried them last year with old seeds and they didn't do well. The Gazenia seeds were $1.00 each plus tax.  No wonder the plants cost so much at the nursery. I hope these will bloom for me this summer.


I washed two yards of natural Dorr wool and I dyed some for my rug background.  I've been getting my hooking Mojo back this week and I've got lot done on my grandfather rug.


So sorry about the long post, I seem to be in a rut about posting.

Your comments are always appreciated. Happy April Fool Day everyone.
JB