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Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Visitor to the Barn

Actually, I'm thinking she is/was not so much a visitor but a resident.

Two days ago this little sweetie was in the bottom of a five gallon bucket that had a few odds and ends of grain, wood shavings and hay.  After taking her photo, I tipped the bucket and she scampered off.
Unfortunately, when I went out to the barn this morning, there was a frozen mouse in the bucket.  
It was twenty two degrees below zero (Fahrenheit) last evening.
I don't know if it was the same mouse or not.  I learned my lesson, and will leave the bucket tipped on its side from now on.  I have a soft spot for outside rodents!


  1. Might have to use that bucket trick. I have a mouse living in my kitchen!

    1. I don't mind them in the barn but I sure don't want them in the kitchen! Put a dab of peanut butter in the bucket and provide a way into the bucket...they can't climb back out!

  2. Andrew stores all our buckets in the shed upside down as he found the same one morning and didn't want it to happen again.

  3. What a lovely picture. Reminds me of one of my first blog posts that you might never have seen from 2008, with a story of a very organized mouse from my past, and a similar picture.
    Sorry to hear about the frozen one...that was a very cold night.