Amazing Country Art
Rambling On… 30 April 2021.
I forgot to mention the amazing wheat/grain silos studded around rural Victoria when hubby and I journeyed to another state to visit his parents.
Let me tell you they are phenomenally awesome. Artists have spent months living and working in small towns getting to know the locals while painting the most beautiful pieces of work.
There are even guided tours just to see the fabulous artwork. The Silo trail as it is called stretches over 200km, providing insight into the Wimmera Mallee region. While my man and I haven’t been on the tours, that doesn’t mean we haven’t seen the silos.
So, we have a bit of a mice plague happening in our area. #Shudder#
Because we had so much rain over the last couple of months things have been wet. Rodents have moved to higher ground and that means they’re also encroaching into suburbia.
My son says that the road he uses to get to work—it’s semi-rural—is covered with mice and rats at night. He’s run over too many rodents to count.
The shop shelves have been cleaned out of bait to eradicate the problem and they still keep coming.
I hate to say it, but I’ve heard some in my roof scampering over the ceiling. We already had humane bait up there, but I figure it’s gone since more have taken their place. We were lucky enough to get one of the last packets on the shelf and my man will be up in the roof, spreading it out and checking things over tomorrow. Or hopefully, tonight if he’s not too tired. Nah, it will be tomorrow.
Thankfully, they haven’t ventured into the house and I hope they don’t. I’m a bit of a neat and clean freak, but not as bad as I used to be. However, just the thought of having mice in the roof is horrifying to me.
I hate rodents in any way shape or form. #shudder# again
Sorry, if any of you, your kids, or grandkids have rats or mice as pets. I don’t like them and never will.
Let’s hope they stop coming and look for somewhere else to settle, like out in the farm fields close to our place.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Stay safe, sane, happy, and healthy.
Love Becca Van xxoo.
What Have I Been Writing?
I actually told a fib in the last newsletter because I managed to write two books this month and I’m happy to say that Siren BookStrand has accepted to publish them both.
The first story I wrote was Alaskan Wildlands 1: Lucky Stars. This story involves the amazing, fictional shifters, Dane, Garth, and Foster Crocker, and their mate, Courtney Hazel.
The second book, Alaskan Wildlands 2: Blissful Wildfire is a story that involves two male shifters, Marcus, and Bailey Henshaw. and their “One” Camila “Cami” Regan.
The heroes and heroines are in for a crazy bumpy ride, but of course, everything works out in the end. I’ve never written a story without a happily ever after and to be honest, I don’t think I could. Actually, that’s not true. Let me put it this way; I don’t want to write a story that doesn’t have a happy ending.
What Have I Been Reading?
Last night I finished reading Grace Goodwin’s, The first Starfighter: Game 1 (Starfighter Training Academy).
If you like science fiction, a sexy alien, and a great story, then I’d recommend this book. The storyline was original. There was enough action and romance to keep anyone engrossed until the last page.
I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.
Becca Van XXOO
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