Thursday, March 20, 2008

To Catch a Thief

Last summer we planted a much-needed hedge on top of a little mound on our property line.  Recently the hedge has been deteriorating one little tree at a time.  Is it the neighbor?  Little Charlie Brown, the 7 year-old boy on the other side of the hedge?  Can dogs do this?

On the far side of the mound, we finally found this.  Notice the fresh pile of thuja sticks just below the hole.

 We have ourselves a mountain beaver.  We don't want a mountain beaver.

Five years ago when we got married, I had just one clause added to the typical marriage contract.  It was that if there was ever a rodent/pest problem, it would be taken care of.  Quickly.  By Nick.
What a good man!
Well, the trap worked!  That is, if we were trying to catch a bird.  Better luck next week.

3 comments:

Kris said...

haha! That is too funny! What a cute bird you have now!

The Sorenson Family said...

Awesome idea for a clause, Elke - do you think it's too late to add that to my marriage contract? It would have to include giant cockroaches.
I didn't know living in Washington was such an adventure:) You guys are so cute! - Sara xx

Leslierush said...

you caught a bird...Lee and I totally laughed. thats too funny!