Friday, 26 February 2016

Marshmallows.

Our friend and neighbour A has got a 'thing' about moles.   They are a serious threat to meadow land as it is bad at silaging time for the soil of molehills to get into the silage bales - and this is really unavoidable.
 
He seems to spend a lot of his time mole-hunting and his latest idea is tempting them with marshmallows - apparently they love them and can't resist them.   So he is out popping them into mole runs.   How many he is eating for himself on these forays he doesn't let on!

Market day - coffee day when we all meet at 9.30am in a local cafe - must get ready to go.

14 comments:

Heather said...

I didn't know that moles like marshmallows, although I do know that hedgehogs like digestive biscuits.
Enjoy your coffee morning - so nice to meet up with friends.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Marshmallows? sounds very strange. Our hayfield is covered in molehills and both the elderly men that used to catch moles for us are too ill to do it. We will have to leave the "dear" little things for the new owners to sort which is bad but unavoidable at the moment.

Terry and Linda said...

We have prairie dogs here...they destroy the land just like moles.
Linda

Polly said...

I like your header picture. I hesitate to ask, but how does he pland to catch the moles, has he poisoned the marshmallows?

angryparsnip said...

Do they eat a marshmallow and die from a sugar overload ?
Or get too fat to get back in their holes ?
I do hope he is not poisoning them.

cheers, parsnip

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Putting marshmallows into mole runs is the mos charmingly evocative image I've had in a while!

Coppa's girl said...

Moles are such determined creatures - who would have thought they would have a weakness for marshmallows ! How does he "dispose" of them, do you know?
Reading Sue's comment, I wonder if mole catching is another dying art?

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have not asked how he disposes of them - my farmer does put a mole trap in the run and catches one now and again. Because of this we have very few moles in our fields.

Rachel said...

Plenty of mole catchers around Norfolk still Coppa. In the countryside if there are moles there will always be a demand for molecatchers.

Gwil W said...

I've seen moles hanging on the fence by a farm gate. There were 20 or 30. The mole catcher fastened them to the wire to prove that he'd been and done the job. Do they get paid by how many they catch?

Joanne Noragon said...

I hope you give us a final tally. Not the method; just the number.

Cro Magnon said...

I have a good old fashioned 'English' Mole trap which, if one can find a good tunnel, never fails.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Gwil - I don't think they are allowed to hang corpses on the fence now - am not sure though. I remember strings of moles, rats, crows and the like - very macabre.

Midmarsh John said...

Moles seem to have been busy round here, maybe the mild Winter.
I'm sure I could find a better use for marshmallows ;)