I’ve been baking cookies over the last few days (in a frantic attempt to get caught up), and I decided to save the final trimmings from the cut-out cookies to bake and toss outside for the birds. Yes, I could just throw those last few scraps away, but it just seems so wasteful. So I… Continue reading Held Captive by a Hypoglycemic Squirrel
Yesterday morning the kids were looking out the window and saw this busy little critter.
She (I’m assuming it’s a she) was running up and down the tree gathering dead leaves and twigs and bringing them up to her little hidey-hole in one of the larger branches.
The kittens loooooove to watch the wildlife. Thing is, they keep hopping up onto the kitchen counter so they can see the birds and squirrels we feed, and they're really not supposed to be on there. But when a photo op such as this presents itself, I let the rules slide a bit. … Continue reading Scrutiny
If I don't put peanuts and birdseed out on time, he's sitting out on one of the platforms, staring at me through the kitchen window. Waiting. He doesn't tap his foot, but he seems like he might at any moment.
For those of you who may have read this recent post and were both horrified and outraged at the crime committed outside my home whilst I was earnestly and virtuously typing about rice and vegetables and all... I present to you - the victim. If I remember correctly, she is Queen of the Night (I… Continue reading Re: The Recent Spate of Squirrel Larceny in My Yard
Recently we started putting out peanuts in the shell for the local squirrels. Because it keeps them busy and allows the other birds to eat the bird SEED we also put out, and because my kids love squirrels and they're kind of entertaining. The squirrels. Well, so are my kids. At times.
But anyway, a few days ago I had put out some stale bread on a little shelf on top of the rail to our deck, which is visible through the windows above the kitchen sink (in case you were interested) and then I put the zoom lens on my camera and waited for the squirrel. Or squirrels. In this case, there was one. I don't know his name, but I'm sure my son could tell you.
Anyway, these are a few of the shots. Keep in mind I'm shooting through a window and a screen, so that's why some of the pictures have a sort of soft focus effect going on.
We don't just feed people here....