I know it's not at all befitting for a farmer to be squeamish, but I am. At least when it comes to dead rodents. My dear husband joined me for "rodent patrol" in the hoop house Sunday morning. His job was to empty any full mouse traps we found. We just found one. I'm pretty … Continue reading Gotcha!


A four-legged, beady-eyed, hungry, seed thief greeted me this afternoon as I was checking the newly potted-up tomatoes. It was a field mouse on top of a bench in the hoop house, a bench four foot off the ground! He scampered away when I yelled at him. I swear, he would have kept eating the … Continue reading Thief!