Friday August 26, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Main gate adjustment
Going for a ride and a hike in the forest
A bit later in the day I rode the bike up into the hills for a ride around the place.
I cut this big tree out of the road yesterday but during the night it rolled down the hill and back on the road knocking down that little tree so I couldn’t get by so I turned around and went another way. I suspected it might do that. At least it waited until I got out of the area.
Hiking and fell down here
I wanted to do some hiking around the forest to do some exploring so I parked the bike and took off on foot to his area. I was doing ok but then my foot slipped on some loose leaves and I started to fall backwards. I tried to stop that action but in the process I felt my left leg big muscle getting ready to tear or something so I did the back fall which was ok, except during the process I sure felt something rip in my leg. Ouch.
I made it back to the bike and rested up there for awhile finding a nice spot to sit on the ground.
Eventually I had to get up and I wasn’t sure how that was going to be. I had to be careful and it hurt pretty good, especially getting my leg over the bike seat.
It feels like I’ll be nursing that muscle for some time. I’ll just add it to all the other things that hurt. Older age is just great, with lots of aches and pains.
Last night I mixed some baking soda up with ground oats and barley and it wasn’t long before the rats were in it. I’m not sure just how many rats came to eat last night but they worked on it all night. I think more new rats came as the night progressed. Rats have picking orders so when one group came the other group might leave, depending on the picking order. I could tell when new rats showed up as they were real couscous compared to the rats that where there before them.
There were rats that came fairly early and are still working on the bait.
Now, what I’m wondering is did any rats die last night? That’s the big question and the YouTube guy or anyone else on YouTube haven’t proved this stuff works, so far. And the guy that said it does work still has lots of rats so I’m skeptical.
But to be fair I can’t tell one rat from most of the other ones so I’ll keep putting out bait and watching them to see if I can tell what might be happening. Will they eat the bait and die and disappear or just get tired of the bait and disappear or not come back for some other reason?
Figuring it out
All I can do is put out more bait and watch to see if I can figure out what might be happening.
I know the plaster of Paris works
If this doesn’t look like it’s doing the job, I’ll go back to using the plaster of Paris as I know that will work as soon as they digest it. And if the baking soda works and blows them up it should do that on the first night too. So are these just new rats showing up or maybe rats that only ate a little last night.
I can’t tell for sure but it seems like there may be fewer of them tonight, maybe. :O)