| four foot weeds |
in front of the rocks and behind
the shepherd's crook to the left
Right now, two young men are cleaning up my yard and mowing it. There are limbs, small and huge, that have fallen this winter, along with weeds that sprung up to 3 feet with the last week of rain. Exbf is not, in my estimation, capable of doing what needs doing since he needs a hip replacement. He did everything for me in the yard until last September. But, I won't "ride a good horse to death." Sooo, I cannot bend enough or pull anything. We make a fine pair!
These guys are not expensive and talk like they will do a fantastic job. We will see. However, they made me an offer I cannot resist. They had spotted my trap--"a coon trap" they declared.
"$5 off mowing for each coon you catch for us."
They will run them, train their dogs, and then use their fur. What for? Beats me. Okay, I went out since they are just raking after part of the mowing. "I pelt them."
"What do you do with the pelts then?"
"We take a load of them up in Tennessee and sell them."
It appears I am now a trapper for pelts. Okay, new job for me. WOW! I was not aware there was a market for pelts around here. I am fascinated. I want to know more, but they are working.
$5 off each mowing! I am motivated.
Remember, I cannot re home them. The Animal Control destroys them. One officer said he take them to a relative in another county to train dogs. So, there is not much hope for them. Maybe the guys eat the raccoons. I will ask and add the information.
No, today, I paid for the yard work. I have no idea how I will afford it next week.
Note: If you are worried that the dogs hurt the coons, read the response I wrote to lotta joy's comment in the comments section. I just thought everyone knew how coons were hunted.
Have you ever trapped for profit? What do you do with animals that you trap? What kind of animals do you trap?