Do to some family issues over the last month, the status of the garden cleanup hasn't changed. I've only been able to spend a few hours on it thus far, but now I can get back at it full time. I need to. Plant-out will be in the next week or two.
So, one of the first things to do is get the electric fence-line cleared and back in working order. The other day I was mowing around the outside of the fence and about 15' in front of me I noticed a vole (field mouse) come out of is hole, kinda jump up in the air, then disappear back into his hole. A few seconds later he ran back out, did a small circle, then disappeared again. At first I figured it was the vibration of the mower. Then, the more I thought about it, I remembered another thing that makes them nervous. Sure enough, I looked down the fence line and there he was.
That's five foot of black snake, and I couldn't see his head. He had already started to go under a board along the fence. I hope that vole packed his bags, because Mr. Snake looked hungry, lol.