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TAG : Mice

Of Fur and Feather

One of the joys of living on a farm is the animals. Each has his own special place and usefulness. But sometimes I have my doubts about the farm cats.Oh, I love my cats. I'm very much a cat person. But farm cats are hunters, and occasionally they like to share their successes.My oldest cat is ...

Animals in the Yard

While in the backyard the other evening, I had company. Fireflies. I remember as a child running around Grandma and Grandpa Boone's backyard. If some of my cousins were there with me, one of us would have a Mason or Ball canning jar with a lid. We would all be running around like crazy trying ...

One Crafty Mouse

I have a problem. I have a mouse in the house that is trying very hard to outsmart me. I've had the sensation of being watched a few times in my kitchen. Each time, it was the mouse peeking out from the underneath the stove burner, watching me. As soon as it knew that it had been seen, it ...

100 Years of Mice

Moving into a new home is always an adventure. Moving into a “new-to-you” home that happens to be around 100 years old is even more of an adventure. Moving from the mega-suburbs of Chicago into a “new-to-you” home that happens to be around 100 years old that is on a 40-acre farm on a ...

One-Room Schoolhouse Was Home to Many Mice

I attended a one-room schoolhouse in the late 1920s during the dark days of the deep depression. I had to walk five miles uphill, all the way knee deep in copperheads. I had to put stove pipes on my legs to keep from getting bit. When it got icy I would take one step forward and slide back two. ...