3/09/2006

Of Mice and Rain...

It's been raining all day...all day all over all the snow we used to have. Actually it's still here; now with a lot of water and some ice over it. Ed is on a mouse killing rampage (must be the antibiotics). 5 in 3 days; he was quite ecstactic when he got a "twofer" (in the same trap - who knew it was possible). You know there are so many things about country life I love. See here:
Okay; it's winter but so snowy and white! And see here:
This is the creek that runs through our property; ambling and lazy
and it looks good anytime of the year. And see here:
The creek and our meadow. Sort of our sideyard if you like.

So the country is beautiful but there are so many things I still haven't gotten used to. Mice, cluster flies, ladybugs and mosquitoes (year round no less). There are earwigs, slugs, worms and bizarro bugs that come from all over the place. I hate vermin, bugs and critters. There is so much of it out here. Ed calls me Zha Zha (from Green Acres) and he laughs at my (still after 10 years) "city" squeamishness. And the dust - thought moving from the city to the country meant less dust - WRONG!!! There is so much dust. Given my particular health conditions I have like no energy to clean (sadly there are no cleaning fairies in the world) and it is basically impossible to find a cleaning lady (even for every other week) - we had one that only cleaned what was at her eye level! So Ed kills the mice and he is always so eager to share (I looked the other night at one and then had mousemares all night long). Of course Nick is so willing to accomodate him. Our cat is so old she has no interest in killing mice (she used to be a really good mouser). Thankfully once the weather is warmer they will find their way outside but only to be replaced by 400 billion bugs. I have to look at those pictures more often. They remind me why I love living in the country. Knitting pictures tomorrow (or Saturday).

6 comments:

Rhonda said...

Sounds like a little piece of heaven to me.

amanda said...

Beautiful meadow --- what a lovely view! I'd be freakin' out about the mice too :O)

Rhonda said...

A piece of heaven in your own backyard, sideyard and I bet the frontyard. I love the country too.... but can't get DH to do more than a quick visit. Sadly. But I do love living next to the Ocean ... not as many bugs to deal with, lol. Keep the bugs!

Jenn said...

Beautiful!! I'm orininally from Owen Sound, ON so I miss all of that(I could live without the bugs though)! You also have the largest sidebar I've ever seen! :-) Hehe

Jenn said...

Yes, I mean one of the longest sidebars I've seen!! :-)

kelli ann said...

hi cynthia, thanks for your kind comments ;-) i'm not sure what i'm still doing up at 20 to ten....

i don't know where warkworth is... but your yard looks like the terrain around here, so i imagine you had a sweet sweet sunday like we did! hope you're doing well, take good care