We have had a little rat family that has taken a liking to our birdseed under the feeders recently. We don't believe in poisoning (as it harms so many other creatures like eagles and owls), didn't want to use kill traps with Buddy in the yard so - we ordered 2 live traps and hubby bought a little square feeder which acts as a bird patio to collect the seed as the birds are a little messy. The birds love it. We added the stove pipe as the rats can't climb it - they previously figured out they could climb up the hanger and over to the feeder. It's not the prettiest but it is effective and we love feeding birds so it is a win for everyone. And two little rat members have been relocated to greener pastures in a nearby park far away from our house. When you live on an island you have rodents such as rats as they come with the Ocean so you do what you have to deal with them. Fortunately, none have ever entered our house and hubby put screens under our sheds to prevent them from nesting under there.
Today is beautiful and the sun is shining but apparently tomorrow and Sunday we are supposed to have a weather "event" with a ton of rain and wind. We never did get our exterior lights up last weekend but it looks like that is out this weekend. Maybe next weekend. There is no rush, we don't actually turn them on until December. We are having friends over for a BBQ and I have told hubby a couple of times about the weather but he insists we are making ribs which are done in the slow cooker then finished on the BBQ. He may be BBQing in a rain jacket :)
Buddy is feeling off today, threw up this morning and hasn't eaten a thing all day. He's always had a delicate stomach so I am not worried. I am sure he will be full of piss and vinegar by morning.
Have a great weekend everyone, rain, snow or sunshine!