Saturday, July 21, 2012
No Fruit ...Mouse?
by Callie on Saturday, July 21, 2012
The chickens followed me down to see the fruit trees.
I wanted to check on the trees
and see how they were doing in the hot weather.
The trees look great
but there isn't any fruit that I can find.
This is an apple tree
that some years produces about 10 apples.
There is a cherry tree
but it doesn't have fruit either.
I suspect that it is my fault
for not taking proper care of the trees.
The trees just grow on their own.
So I think they are doing a rather marvelous job
staying alive and green.
Fruit would be a bonus but
I think the energy they would put into producing fruit
is needed just to stay healthy.
I just love the green trees.
Last night a noise woke me up!
At first I thought there was an animal on the porch
scratching at the window or door...
but when I got up to check
the noise was coming from the kitchen.
So I thought a mouse was under the sink scratching
around in the (empty) garbage pail.
I finally found that the noise was coming from a wall!
Loud scratching and gnawing noises!
I pounded on the wall
and the noise would stop for a few seconds
and then start up again.
After pounding on the wall for a while
the critter stopped... went away?
I hope it doesn't come back.
The mouse? was scratching away
right around where there is a 220 outlet.
Did it zap itself?
I guess I can always cut a hole in the sheetrock
and take a look
and see what's going on...
If I'm going to start cutting up the wall
maybe I should get new cabinets... hmmmm?
Tomorrow I'll tell my Los Angeles
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