Tae a mouse (or two!)

November 24, 2021

The first frosts arrived earlier this week, yet what beautiful mornings. The misty chill lying low across the fields, the hills lit with the rising glow of the sun and the shades in the blue of the sky.

Of course this cold weather is bringing small creatures to seek some shelter and food store for winter.

One of the tasks this week was to re-sow Broad Beans for early crop in the Spring. Last week some 4 trays were sown and the very next day all had been removed by what I suspect is a wee moose or two!

To slightly amend The Bard:

The wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie,
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou did start awa sae hasty,
Wi’ a’ ma broad beans!

So… tattie boxes suspended from the roof of the tunnel in mid air seem to do the trick. All being well these sowings will last and begin to grow to provide a fresh crop of broad beans. And maybe the wee mice will have ample store and cosy in for the winter, like ourselves!

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