Although this is definitely not my favorite topic, they do exist. They do live here in the Hollow and since I've been here, I've learned a lot about the little devils. Knowing that snakes like rodents, I had this bright idea that if I eliminated the rodents, I would reduce the number of slithery creepy crawlies. Sounds logical, right?
So, one day when my friend, Lisa from Two Bears Farm stopped by, I was telling her how each morning when I came around the corner of the house I would see a shiny black snake with a ring around it's neck poking his head up out of a hole. Reassuring me that he was not poisonous, that he was one of the "good" snakes and being oh so knowledgeable in so many things, she suggested that I give Moth Balls a try.
Since then, every year just like clockwork, early in the Spring, I sprinkle Moth Balls in and around the beds. Of course, while sprinkling I couldn't help but notice all the holes, so I decided to fumigate them as well. Dropping balls down there holes, I made my away around the flower beds. I even spotted this little escape route under the front rain barrel. Thinking I'd be slick, I droped a few balls down the hole you see on the side of the barrel.
Guess what happened? A few days later, there were five moth balls pushed out from the entrance! Some little rascal apparently is fighting me on this. It's become almost a daily battle. I pick them up and put them back in the hole of the barrel. He (and I have to assume it's a male because it's giving me such a hard time) pushes them out of the bottom. See what I mean?
So, my battle with the snakes, oh now that will have to be another story!
Did I ever tell you about the time...
P.S. I'm linking up with Lisa today at Two Bears Farm for her Memory Lane Fridays. I haven't been there in a while so I've been missing out. Stop by. She'd like that.