This blog has MOVED to www.MariaZanniniHome.com
Still tweaking the new and future blog. It should go live next Monday! :fingers crossed:
I began with a double strike against me. Not only am I working with a foreign blog platform, but you have to build it from scratch. I tried to avoid coding at all costs but sometimes I had to do that too, leaving me with a sick feeling of: Did I code that right, or did I just launch a nuclear missile somewhere?
Still, I think I have all the background stuff in place. I want to spend this week writing a bunch of posts so I can be ahead of the storm.
I've also been designing icons for future series. So far that's the only thing about this new blog that hasn't eaten my lunch. Thank goodness I can do at least one good thing without having to hunt for a tutorial.
It's too early in the game but I think I'd like to invite others to guest post for a craft series. Crafts are not my specialty, so it's something I'd consider hosting for those with more expertise. If you think you might be interested, email me, and we can talk.
Right now I'm scoping out various blog hop groups that specialize in homesteading, food, and crafts so that could mean some extra exposure for anyone who appears on my blog.
My goal this year is to expand my readership. I think this change is going to be fun. I've put a lot of work into it so far, but I think it's right up my alley. I'll be writing about the stuff that inspires me. Hopefully, along the way I'll find more kindred spirits.
In other news, we overdid it last week on the outside chores.
Greg was working on new rabbit hutches and I decided to clean out my work shed (where I store my feed and gardening supplies). A bag of sunflower seeds had been gnawed upon and I suspected mice.
It wasn't just a couple of mice, but at least two dozen or more. I think they were on the 'Friends and Family Plan'. Five years I'd kept feed in that building. This year they found it.
I ended up emptying the entire building, evicting the varmints from their hiding places, but they scampered into teeny tiny holes that lead into the attic. I'm not going into a place where I can't escape quickly so I focused my attention to the ground floor.
We lay traps laced with peanut butter and kept catching them by the hour. It's been two days since anyone's been caught. I think we finally got them all. I hope.
In between waiting for mice to fall into my traps, I opted to also paint my shed. It looks great but I think that's what eventually did me in. The next day I could barely lift my arms over my head.
Still haven't tilled the garden, though I did manage to plant potatoes in one box. Maybe I can get some gardening done this week.
Have you ever had a mouse problem? Did you go for traditional traps or something more sophisticated? Made me wish I had a cat again, but if he's anything like my last cat, I'd still have a mouse problem. :)
My cat preferred his meals in a nice china bowl.