I have lived in rural homes
most of my lifetime.
Well aware that in the Spring a mouse will sometimes get into the house
and build a nest.
and in the oven drawer a number of times.
All was tidy.
Returning from errands yesterday I saw shredded
tissue paper on the floor of my closet.
Very aware of what this meant, a mouse was making her nest.
Looked everywhere, even the oven drawer and there it was
a beautiful nest. There was a circle of two of my vintage
pot holders. Beautiful pot holders I used for special occasions.
It was filled with nice soft material and paper.
Destroyed the nest and put out a trap and soon I had captured the mouse.
This morning I decided to take all of winter sweaters in my closet
which had been
carefully wrapped in tissue paper and put them in clear plastic boxes.
Have never had this happen before.
As I took the sweaters down and refolded there were 3 that had been
these were 3 sweaters that were mine for many years. They were beautiful
but I had not worn for several years. . So into the trash they went.
So thankful that none of my vintage cashmere sweaters or nice cardigans
had been touched.
I rarely buy sweaters anymore as they are not as good a quality as in years past
and I have a nice collection.
This is a first time experience for me.
I know how she came into my home
as I sometimes leave door to porch or garage open a short time.
Will be more careful...
Memories surface of the 3 different times a snake was found in
the old farm house. Once on the kitchen floor, in my bedroom and
another time in the cellar.
Now you know that unnerved this former city girl..