Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Setting Up

Our site is beautiful, right near the lake, but quiet and private. Well, make that private - but they are building a new shower house about 100 feet away and will be finished on Saturday. Oh, well, they quit at 4:30 and we don't hang around the campsite until after that, so it doesn't bother us. As usual, we put up our bird-seeder and since the hummingbirds should be starting to migrate north, I made some syrup (1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup water, boiled and cooled) and was just about to fill up the feeder when I remembered the ants. I did not want ants getting in my feeder, so I thought of a moat device that we put together in about 5 minutes. It's the cap off a spray can with a hole drilled in the middle. The red wire runs through the cap and attaches to the white hook. I hot-glued around the hole and filled the cup with water so the ants don't make it down the wire into the feeder! Well, it worked great but no hummers - bummer. Maybe next time. Meanwhile Tasha was busy hunting. She, unfortunately for the mouse, was successful. Domestic cats have a lovely habit of showing their booty to their owners (alias slaves). Like a 'cook this now' kind of look after dropping it at our feet. We did remove it, replacing it with treats, thinking this would get the taste out of her mouth, and the idea out of her head. Nope, she went right out and got another one. Before she brought back the whole nest, we put her inside.

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