Or: Why We Have Snakes in Our Yard
According to what I've learned in the last two weeks (since our Mickey snakebite trauma), there are two main reasons we have snakes here at Chez Wood.
Reason 1: Plethora of chipmunks
Reason 2: Plethora of drainpipes
This little guy in munching on a fallen tomato in the backyard.
I didn't know chipmunks liked tomatoes.
But they obviously do. And apparently, many snakes like chipmunks. And chipmunks like to hide in drainpipes. The solution? There are vented caps available which fit on the end of the black drain pipes, keeping chipmunks out, but allowing water to flow through. Hubby will go to the hardware store soon and cap off all the drainpipes.
We're hoping the chipmunks will then find another yard in which to hide, and then the snakes will follow. It's certainly not a foolproof solution, but maybe it will help a bit. Meanwhile, Mickey seems to be totally back to normal. He eats well, drinks well, and is perky again. Yesterday he accompanied us to move Daughter 2 home from college. Tomorrow we move Daughter 1 home from college. In two weeks we move them both back again. Lots of MOVING going on around here!
But I've had a bit time to sew, too. I'm still working on my Little Bouquet quilt. Plus I've been playing with some yo-yo's. Don't you just LOVE yo-yo's?