There was no break today. From about 7:30am until about 9:30pm, I was working in some capacity or another.
I went to mow the lawn in the afternoon and guess what? I bent a blade. I noticed after bending the blade that the deck tilts to the right, and it is the right blade that seems to bite the dirt every time.
Thinking the tractor has a defect, I made arrangements for them to pick it up. I then went to remove the deck so I could move the tractor. It was then that I discovered the lifter cable had jumped the pulley. So, I learned I need to check that before attaching the deck in the future. Owning a lawn tractor can be expensive.
While mowing the lawn, the neighbor called me over to tell me he found a woodchuck hole. I went to check it out and sure enough, there’s a hole under the wood pile (of course, where else.)
The neighbor loaned me a trap and I bated it with cabbage from the garden. I figure this little guy is the reason my cabbage is gone.
Sure enough, in a few minutes I had caught this guy…
He wasn’t too happy to be in that cage (you can see the cabbage to the left). I had a meeting to go to, and he had food, so he would have to wait.
I came back from my meeting and he was laying there like he had given up any hope of getting out. I picked up the trap and placed it in the trunk of the car. We were going to go find him a new home. I managed to find him a home in the woods far away from any house or businesses where it looked like he might enjoy life. I opened the cage and he reluctantly walked out, and then realizing he was free, he made a scamper into the underbrush.