I seriously doubt that there is anyone in this whole world who has been waiting impatiently to find out whether the Mint Mole Blaster successfully evicted the mole from my garden.  Of course, I’m going to tell you anyway.  Moles reputedly hate the smell of mint. We blended a large handful of fresh mint from the garden with water in the blender and then boiled it up to make a slurry.   For a couple of days we poured a large quantity of this Mole Blaster into the mole hole, and added a few branches of fresh mint for good measure.   Mole didn’t seem to mind.  Then I mixed up more fresh mint plus a habanero pepper in the blender.  (If you’ve ever tried to eat a habanero, you know it is seriously obnoxious and painful!)  And for good measure I followed that with gallons of water.  Mole remained.  Then I stuffed the mole hole with rocks. Mole came up (or went in, I don’t know which) alongside.

At this point I was beginning to feel really mean.  What’s the big deal?  The little critter doesn’t eat my vegetables – just wants the lovely bugs and slugs under my mulch.  Maybe mole has babies in her den.  Maybe it was time for a détente?  Live and let live?  Finally, I stuffed the hole with rocks and put a heavy watering can filled with water on top.

I think it’s gone!  It has been several days now and no sign of the mole.  I’m going to miss him/her.  Isn’t that the way it always is with things (and people) that annoy you?  Will I be nicer should s/he come back?   I don’t know.


And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. — Genesis 1:26