22:30 now and I’ll be in my bed shortly, just as soon as I’ve finished this fine glass of Hardy’s, made a coffee with Baily’s and then brushed my teeth. Truth is, I’m feeling quite smug with myself cos I caught one of those wee f****** that has been causing carnage at the north end and blew his brains out this morning
At just after 5:30 this morning I went out to check the traps and to my great surprise there was a mink in the first one
Not as surprised as the unwelcome American import that hissed and spitted his last prior to succumbing to a serious dose of lead poisoning right enough, but surprised indeed. This was not one of the super Fenn traps loaned me by ‘Rona Bill’ https://isleofronalog.com/2016/07/20/it-is-that-time-of-year-again/ but the regular one I’d been using for months and caught ‘diddly squat’ in. Must have been the chicken breast I used as bait for I’ve been setting the trap in this drain ‘on and off’ since Christmas.
A couple of the others had been ‘sprung’ but I guess they’d missed their quarry due to my inexpert positioning of the bait. Still, I’m working on it,
as is my son who’s getting a refresher course on shotgun use
Anyway, most of my day was spent pottering about doing wee jobs around the croft
and delivering hens. Out of almost 90 at our peak we’re now down to just six, Bill taking six yesterday and Donnie Oliphant took six today. That leaves us just half a dozen which will, when they finally recover from their trauma, start laying more than two eggs a day!
My son and I delivered Donnie’s half dozen this afternoon
and they seemed to settle in quite nicely. Donnie having already lost four of his own to an uncontrolled dog
Looks like they’ve been busy at the hotel/distillery.
No need for all these feeders just now
Sea eagle at Tarbert
OK, I know it’s a carp picture but there were two of them and it was seriously impressive, honest!
Welding up a caravan step
I know, I know, ‘dull as dishwater’ but hey, you all moan when I don’t post anything