Check out this funny photo of our new batch of kittens climbing our screen door. This got me thinking of how helpful having a healthy population of cats on our property is.
We do all we can to keep kittens out of the tents. Some of our guests love to welcome them in, but we strictly forbid them to feed the cats or let them in the tents. We’ve had some violators of the rules, and it becomes difficult to un-train the cats when the next guest is not so cat-friendly. We bring them in the house whenever a guest complains.
But there is a very useful element to having cats on the land that cannot be overlooked: rodents.
Rarely is an unwelcome rodent spotted on our land, largely because of our cats. They do a fine job keeping moles, mice, snakes, and other unwanted critters from making their way into our tents.
Like I said, we bring the cats indoors in case a guest finds them too friendly. We totally understand and though it is a small hassle, we honestly don’t mind at all. We’d rather have annoying cats than creepy creatures ruining a glamping trip.