I rebaited the traps under the sink about 30 minutes ago, and just got Mouse #5. I heard the snap and some banging around under the sink, so I got up to take a look. Field mice with their big buggy eyes are not anywhere near as cute as the little white fluffball that was the Princess' pet last year. Just my opinion.
In other news, we had a local man from a nearby farm stop by to see if we'd be interested in renting our back fields to him. He already plants the adjacent neighbors', and the land across the river. Nice thing about him working the neighbor's field is that he can access ours from there, rather than needing a 16' wide road all the way through our property to access our tillable land. We're hoping we can work out a trade, since he has a backhoe and we need some drainage work done. It would be the usual corn, beans, wheat rotation most of the farmers around here are doing. He'd have to clear all those scrub trees the previous owner let come up in the field, since she wasn't planting anything, and didn't lease out the land. Better him than me, I guess. I have enough on my plate with the hoop house, the kitchen garden, and the orchard, etc. Not to mention the chickens. Anyway, I was glad he stopped by.