About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

The Moles are back.

The weather must be warming up the ground these last few days as i have noticed a lot of mole activity occurring this last week, not causing a lot of trouble as they are mainly in the vegetable plot which is just about empty at the moment with just an odd row of Parsnips and about the same amount of Leeks. I did check and service my traps ( I use the barrel type shown in picture) so as to be ready to catch them but as the soil is so wet i will wait until the weather is drier as they seem a lot harder to catch when the ground is wet probably because the sent left is stronger from setting them in wet soil making them more likely to fill them with soil and push them out of the ground. The best time seems to be mid march when the ground is drying and before they start breeding , but if they spread into the lawn I will have a go sooner.
On the work front we sold the last of the 2006 calf crop as store cattle on Thursday most have gone to Yorkshire for finishing roundabout Easter time, once they were out of the way we were able to wean the calves born April/May 2007 they made a hell of a noise for a couple of days but seem quite settled now it's quite a change for them I suppose been taken away from their mothers and a change of diet as well.
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Football Result. Doncaster 1 United 0 can't win em all. Now third in league

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi James very interesting about the moles can't say I agree with you. we should protect and encourage the moles after all they are gods creatures. beneficial to the aeration of the soil.re football you are supporting a dead duck cheers mate

******JAMES****** said...

Well your welcome to your own opinion but if you beleive in something strongly you should be happy to put your name to it