like those blogs that have photos of the day, and that is on my list of things to do---SOMEDAY--today's photo will be a mental vision for those who choose to read further......
Extra share boxes, row covers, farmer's market supplies, etc. are kept in the attic above the shop, accessible by a ladder and a small door. This morning I did actually carry my camera with me to the garden, and left it on the table at the chicken house while I carried lettuce back to the house.
I realized, while at the house, that I needed two more boxes to do today's delivery so I put the ladder up on the side of the building, opened the door, crawled in the attic and started retrieving the boxes--one, two--oh well, might as well get an extra....it was really heavy for some reason.
I took the two boxes down the ladder and went back up to peek inside the heavy box and what did I see? Not one, but TWO chicken snakes all coiled up in there. My immediate response was "ewwwwww" and I dropped the box to the ground, ready to release the snakes outside of the building. After I regained my senses I realized that there is a terrible mouse problem in the shop/greenhouse so I took them back up the ladder and set the box back in the attic. I watched as they untangled and oozed out of the box into the attic. Now I'll be even more conscious (aka paranoid) about moving things around
Here's a picture of the shop/greenhouse. The attic is under the rafters in the center section over the shop. No, it's not snowing here--