Recycled windmills for our mole

Recently, we had problems with a mole in the kitchen garden beds. He was undermining all the plants, in his relentless pursuit to munch through the worm rich compost I’d added.

I installed a sonic mole deterrent. This seemed to work in one patch, but the mole retreated to my sweetcorn area. Renee suggested windmills and onions. I planted the onions and garlic. These measures seemed to work. We have had no tunnels or mole hills since. Not proof that they worked, but I’m not about to remove them. I still wanted to try the windmill idea. Just for completeness. Or a belts and braces moment.

I could have bought some, but that would be just too easy and no fun. Well, the children would have enjoyed it, I guess.  Far better to recycle. Yesterday, AJ had been disappointed that we could not put a tetra pack into our recycling bin. Our council does not recycle them. Today, as I was looking for something to make the windmills with, I remembered her question. Why not. We’ll just recycle it ourselves.

We cut. We hammered. We made a recycled windmill. There you are Mr Mole. No hard feelings.

6 thoughts on “Recycled windmills for our mole

  • Monday 14 June, 2010 at 3:49 am
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    This is a brilliant idea, and they’re pretty, too. And of course the rest of your posts are yummy as usual. Are you a professional photographer, Cheryl?

    • Monday 14 June, 2010 at 9:38 am
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      Ha! I hope my father reads your kind question. No, I’m not, but my father is a professional photojournalist. I used to spend my holidays, when I was a student, working in a London photo library. I guess between the two, I must have picked up some useful tips. Or is it just in the genes!

  • Monday 14 June, 2010 at 9:05 am
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    What a great idea. We don’t have moles, but we do have a bunch of spare corks hanging around…
    Might have to add windmills to the ‘to do’ list!

    • Monday 14 June, 2010 at 9:40 am
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      Yes, I have a collection of corks. I was glad to have a chance to use two of them!

  • Saturday 19 June, 2010 at 5:25 am
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    We have a mole(s) this year in our garden for the first time. Thanks for posting these mole repelling tips!

    • Saturday 19 June, 2010 at 10:58 am
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      Good luck with the moles. No guarantee that any of these will work, but its worth a go, before resorting more drastic measures.

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