Friday, February 26, 2010

Rat-Race in the Greenhouse

So, I have this wonderful greenhouse that my husband built for me, and I put all my tropical plants inside for to keep them safe from the winter frosts. Because I lost so many plants to the unusually cold winter we've been having, I decide to start some seedlings to have a bit of color this spring.

Enter the rats. We only considered the weather when we designed the greenhouse. We never thought rats would come in and trash my seedlings. I plant new seeds and they dig up the new babies. I can't find a way to keep them out--they squeeze through the tiniest corners.

I suppose I'll just have to buy lots of catnip and leave the door open.

Meanwhile, the seed trays are in the laundry room.


debsgarden said...

Hi Deborah, we share something in common, other than the same name! Not the rats! You need a good
friendly snake in that greenhouse. I was looking through some of your other posts. You have some wonderful photos. I love moss and am fascinated by the close-ups you took. i look forward to reading your future posts.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the fave. I am honored.
P.S. I also have brown curly hair!

Deborah said...

Hmm. A snake in the greenhouse would be a nice surprise to the rats.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Yikes, rats aren't fun. I hope you can resolve the problem with them. Sorry to hear that you lost a lot of plants to the weird weather this winter, but hopefully spring is well and truly on the way now.
Thanks so much for visiting and for adding me to your favourites. I hope you're getting comfortable navigating Blotanical despite the growing pains we're currently having.