It's been quite a week between one thing and another. New outdoor tap.
Putting Buster down, cremation, sans cremains. Property taxes installment are due! It's not cheap being a homeowner!
A bright, clear day, I thought I'd clean out the shed, removing debris.
Then the new tractor, covered in dead leaves from the fall. I started the engine, but it wouldn't catch, although the motor turned. I backed it out manually. Then, I heard the peeping. One of them was sucking on my finger, looking for food.
I put them in a box, on top of the bench, went into town with hubby for his eye appointment. I realized that I didn't have the right kind of wrench to clean out the trctor. Back into the store for a $10 wrench with a hexagonal screw head.
I'm going to have to be careful next year. I never even thought about it.
They were still there when we returned, and one was dead.
I took them out, put them in a bucket, with the nesting materials removed from the tractor, and put them on the floor this time.
Rather afraid to look, when I went out the next day they were gone! I am happy about that!
For those wondering about a deermouse... this is one I found in a bucket in the shed. The video shows the babies peeping in my hand. They'd fallen out after I started the motor. Blind, they must have been pretty young.
deermice babies from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
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