A new problem has presented itself today! Moles. Last year we had the occasional heap of earth. Crispin the golden would stick his nose into it and and had to be persuaded not to dig it out! This clearly kept the little animals at bay.
Up to yesterday we had about 25 mole hills. This morning that number has doubled. Clearly we have a problem!
I remember one solution to this problem from when I lived in Lancashire. Some hedgerows had grim rows of dead moles stretched along their length. The farmers seemed to think this was a deterrent. I'm not sure how that would work with an underground animal.... At any rate first catching your mole would be problematic!
I asked for help on twitter and it duly arrived in the shape of advice about small windmills, sonic mole repellers and diluted bleach!
On reporting this to my husband off he went to the local post office in the village, where he caused much laughter all round describing what he was after! He came home with a giant windmill in glorious colours with a sun in the middle! This picture does not reveal that it's a couple of feet wide!
It has caused much amusement locally....which will be wonderful if it works! It is whizzing around !