February 25, 2008

Gratuitous Scientific Observation

For all of you following the great Orgle Manor science fair project, just in case you were wondering, mice will dig into seedling trays looking for snacks.

I'm not at all sure whether we're going to be able to salvage the eldest llama-ette's corn samples. Fortunately, both the squash and the beans have shot right up, so hopefully they are mouse-proof. As for the tomato? Well, one sample is up and running, but I'm not sure the others are going to make it.

We have the project set up in a corner of my basement workshop. The gel asked me why we don't just move the tray upstairs somewhere. Want to know? Because I am morally certain that if we do, then the cats will start fooling around with it.

You can't win. You really can't.

MORE OPTOMISTIC UPDATE: Yes, the corn samples are shot, but that seems all that the furry little bastards were interested in getting. Beans and squash are doing fine and a new tomato came up today. I think we'll be able to salvage enough samples to generate some useful data. Meanwhile, I've moved the whole shooting match upstairs to the little dressing area off our bedroom (it has a couple skylights) to keep it out of harm's way.

Posted by Robert at February 25, 2008 09:43 AM | TrackBack

Dude. You need to call an exterminator. No one should have that many problems with mice.

Particularly when they have TWO cats.

Posted by: Kathy at February 25, 2008 12:51 PM