A few weeks ago we decided to start paying Britton 10,000 Rupiah (that's about $1.00) for every shrew he catches and 20,000 Rupiah (about $2.00) for every rat he catches. It's like a win-win for us. He certainly has the energy and drive to set lots of traps, which will help cut down on the ever-plentiful rodent population. AND, the small ones that he catches in live traps can be fed to his reticulated python, which means we don't have to buy a baby chicken every week. So you see, it's a great solution!
He's been catching several a week, but this week he caught the big one that's been out-smarting us for weeks. He (and JOY!) were pretty happy about that!
Here's a few shots from my office window this past week, which happened to be the Kodiak. Not a bad view hugh?
And one more plug for my beautiful wife's new blog, Grace Full Mama. It's obviously geared towards women and specifically moms, but I gotta tell ya, there's a lot of good stuff in there for the rest of us too!
I'm so proud of Joy for stepping out and starting up her new blog. It obviously takes a lot of time and energy, but she's very disciplined to only work on it during specific times she's set aside for that. I feel like the Lord has given her many wise insights and experiences to share, and I think many women are being blessed, encouraged and challenged through her blog.