My burn barrels blaze brightly with the debris of the epic but hardly record-breaking rat’s nest formed where I’d foolishly left a whole bunch of lumber for – well – years. Finally got down to the real culprit…
This pallet of juniper chunks I just couldn’t bring myself to drag back out to the boonies, even though these days I burn very little juniper. Nice and seasoned now, I’ll bet. In fact I kept the more straight-grained chunks, for they will surely be easy to split.
I was down to the pallet when I finally encountered the rat responsible for the morning’s fun. It went streaking out from under the pallet and…straight to the new woodshed with which it has become so familiar recently.
But that’s a job for Phase 3.
What’s Phase 3, you ask? Easy one. They’re easier to kill after they’ve been displaced. I wouldn’t bet a lot, because they’ve disappointed me in the past, but still I’d bet I have a body by the morning.