On this special yard and garden edition of Colehaus Cats, our mom said she was fit to be tied, or something like that these past few weeks when she was trying to rid our yard of moles. We don’t know what moles is and neither do we want our mom tied. If she was, she couldn’t give us treats and good lovin’!
Anyhoo, bright and early every morning, before most of us were even awake, our mom had been going out to see what damage the moles had done overnight. She said she didn’t mind too much when they first came from under the fence. We wonder… is that anything like coming from the wrong side of the tracks?
Moles move in – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
Our mom said she didn’t mind when they disrupted the bark mulch. She said the mole was actually pushing up the dirt while she took this photo. That little scamp!
Moles on the move – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
She even said she was okay when they dug under and around the ferns.
Moles set up house – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
But after three weeks of new mole mounds here, there, and everywhere, our mom drew the line at tearing up the sprinkle pipe and her favorite cobblestone bricks.
Even Momo knew things weren’t going to end well and he tried to help. Momo’s idea of helping was to dig a little hole in the mole dirt and pee on it. Sounds good, but it didn’t help.
Mole whisperer Momo – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
So, after putting anti-mole stuff in all the other mole holes, our mom had to pull up all the bricks because they were collapsing under the weight of potted plants. And guess what she found underneath?
Mole freeway under brickwork – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
Mole tunnels! She made quick work of those… well, it wasn’t that quick, she reminds us. To be honest, we weren’t sure if we were going to see her at all that day! She worked until almost dark and got those bricks and sprinkler fixed better than new.
Reworked brick after moles – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
How it’s supposed to look – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
*crossed paws* No sign of mister and missus mole since! And boy, is our mom much happier!