Living in the country means sharing your backyard with animals - ducks, deer, coyotes, moles, geese and moose to name a few. Some are desirable and will simply add to the serenity of daily living. Imagine listening to ducks skimming the water under a full moon. Others can be bothersome like a mole tunneling through your vegetable garden. Our first unpleasant creature encounter is with mice. It is relatively easy for these little critters to make their way into our workshop. They seem to be doing so more frequently since the wheat was harvested. So our family will soon be growing. A couple of farm cats are being given to us from a neighboring farmer. Hopefully the circle of life will ease our rodent problems. Suggestions are welcome!