Ok, even as I work to improve myself and my life, not every day can be soul searching and full of enrichment and enlightenment.
We live at the edge of a forestry. That means we deal with all kinds of critters on a regular basis. There are bobcats, coyotes, birds of all kinds, squirrels, deer and chipmunks . . . lots and lots of chipmunks.
Recently, they have decided to do a hostile take over at The Barn. How do I know this? Because, the other day, I was sitting in my car with the car door open and one of them came right up to the car door, sat up on its hind legs and stared at me for several seconds before scampering off.
When you walk out my front door, you are pretty much guaranteed to have at least 2 scurry out right in front of you within several feet of the door. They romp around our yard and you can watch them out the window while watching tv.
You can hear them chewing on stuff . . . all of the time! And I frequently find little surprise stashes of their favorite things hidden in our carports.
They are cute. I admit that. And, obviously at least 8 have been featured in animated stories. It may take a minute, but do the math and you will come up with at least eight.
However, they are freaking annoying! And, they tear stuff up like nobody’s business. I’m afraid it’s time to join the war against them. Some of them HAVE to go.
I do NOT make this statement lightly. Yes, we hunt. But, we EAT what we hunt. It doesn’t matter if it’s some kind of bird, deer or squirrel. We eat it. The only exception usually is coyotes. Our area in Indiana has a coyote problem. And, they are dangerous to your livestock. So, we DO trap during season. We don’t eat the meat but we do use the pelts.
BUT THE CHIPMUNKS HAVE GOT TO GO AND I DON’T HAVE ANY CHIPMUNK STEW RECIPES!!!
Sigh. I hate to say it, but it’s them or me at this point. Yes, I can be dramatic when the moment calls for it. And, I feel like this is one of those moments.
I sound like a woman on the edge, right? But, y’all, I am a woman who is being tormented, taunted and bullied by mammalian rodents that weigh less than a pound each!
Say a prayer for me as I go into battle! I will leave no man behind . . . and hopefully fewer chipmunks will be left behind!
Peace, Love & NUTS!
Hoosier Barn Chick