Mudcat Café message #3062584 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126160   Message #3062584
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
28-Dec-10 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening 2010
Not a problem, then.

My dogs shredded some of the newspaper from a bag in the garage last night. I think rodents must be trying to move in. I'll take that over to the village recycle bin today. I use newspaper in the garden after I weed and hand till, to provide a bit of a seed block before I put down mulch on top. And sometimes I do a no-till area, simply putting down a thick layer of paper and then mulch over an area I've mowed or trimmed.

I'm taking the Sunday paper only now, but by spring I'll have enough of them to resume my gardening. The stuff in the garage can go. I suppose I ought to put a couple of mouse or rat traps out there, somewhere the dogs can't reach. But the dogs never cease to amaze me in their hunting prowess, so I probably ought to put snap traps in places the dogs never even go outside in front of the garage (because they will prove me wrong by climbing onto something I don't think they can reach inside).