The chipper dipper strikes again!

We had enjoyed a few months of no new holes in the yard or landscaping, but some chipmunks decided to move in to fill the void.  Not wanting our children to begin tripping anew while in the yard, the chipper dipper was set back up.  We caught three in one night and the activity has again dropped.  It’s a good thing they were so greedy, as the squirrel who learned how to steal the seeds out of the bucket found it as well.  I’ve got hash marks on the bucket now to keep track of our record.  I joked to DH that we have (chipmunk) mass graves in the backyard now.  The bucket has to be put away due to the squirrel, but I think we’ll be okay for a while.  I also have not missed that stupid chipmunk who would sit on the top of our fountain and chirp.  They are incredibly loud, especially when that close.

The fish are about to move inside.  I used birthday money to buy a fish tank and it’s going to need about one more day before they can move in.  I had no idea how long it would take to set it up.  The water you fill it with has to be room temperature to avoid condensation, the filter has to run for a full day, then the fish will need to adjust to the temp and I don’t know what they’ll be in to do so.  I guess that’s a trip to PetSmart to ask.  It surprised me that they were the cheapest place I found to buy the fish.  The equipment was cheaper elsewhere.  DH wants some neon tetras in the indoor tank.  We’ll see if they become a snack for the 5 inch goldfish.  The kids have already been warned.

The cats are quite curious about this glass box into which so much water is being poured.  My son asked what the plastic plants were for, and I pointed out that the fish will want to feel safe when the cats come nosing around.  This will be interesting.

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About homereferee

I'm a stay at home mom who sometimes feels more like a tape recorder yelling, "Get apart!".
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