Merry Christmas and time for some final thoughts for 2022. It has been a challenging year in many ways. Prices are up, supply has been down on many things, and there is a lot of divisive, mean-spirited stuff out there these days. But as we near Christmas, I want to share with you a special greeting.
So my year-end useful idea to share is love. May you and your loved ones be blessed with peace and love during this most special time of the year.
Who needs a game camera when you can look out your window and see this?
Check out this moose family out for a morning walk right through our yard. I have been seeing this mama moose and her baby but was very surprised when I looked out and saw a bull moose out with them. So cool to see beautiful wildlife like this so close.
I haven’t posted for a while and thought I’d better drop in and say I’m still around. Things have been a bit busy and life has thrown me many challenges recently. With 3 deaths in the family over the last 6 months and all the holidays, I just haven’t had the time to post here. But I am hanging in there and hope to post more useful ideas soon.
In the meantime you can always check out my crafting blog My Recycled Bags to see my latest projects and free patterns. Here is my Danish Valentine Heart in honor of Valentine’s Day. This was a fun project which does make for a beautiful little gift for the holiday.
Well, best wishes to all and Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
It’s been over 3 years since I first posted about using Irish Spring soap to repel mice and other rodents. You can read my original post here and all the many comments concerning the pros and cons of this method.
A few things to mention and clarify are that you must use the original Irish Spring soap. Do not use the Aloe Vera scented soap as it doesn’t work and may actually attract critters with the added scent. Do not leave the soap in the box as this is also an added attraction to rodents as they love to chew on the cardboard.
Just use a small piece of soap about 1 inch square or trying grating it with a cheese grater and leave the shavings spread out to deter the rodents. Also make sure you use fresh soap and change it out to keep the odor fresh.
Also remember some people have had success with using original Irish Spring soap to ward off mice while others have not. But give it a try and see if this useful idea works for you and please share your results with us all.