Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Squirrel Watching

I woke up today and had coffee with my sweet Mr. Fix-It in my pretty new kitchen.  I love looking out all the windows at the woods behind my house. I love sitting at my island, drink my morning coffee and watching the birds and squirrels.  Most people don't want squirrels around because they get in their bird feeders.  The squirrels behind my house don't mess with my bird feeders now.  Mr. Fix-It built me some bird feeder poles out of skinny metal rods that stick in the ground.  

He thought the poles would be squirrel proof because they were so skinny.  They weren't.  So he fixed them.  
This is such a "redneck" fix.  He took grease and rubbed it all over the poles from top to bottom.    Mr. Fix-It, my Mom and Dad sat back and watched.  The squirrels would jump and slide straight to the bottom of the pole.

Jumping from chair to tree.
Then the squirrel would give up and walk off.   As the squirrel walked off the leaves and pine needles  stuck to his little feet.  He would shake them off so it looked like he was doing a little dance.

"You put your right foot in,
You take your right foot out.
You put your right foot in 
And you shake it all about..."

So I have been feeding the squirrels out of an old chair in the back yard.   I like watching them.  Today I had 3 of them and they were all fighting over who was getting in the chair. 

These are two of the three squirrels that I watched off and on today.  
Even the little birds were getting into the picture.  (bottom rung of chair)

I hope you took time out today to enjoy a few moments of your day.  

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.  ~Ray Stannard Baker 


  1. Mr Fix It came up with a very inventive way to keep the squirrels out of the feeders! That is hilarious~

  2. That is so cute and so funny too!
    I love the pics!
    And the story that goes with them.

  3. I love watching squirrels, too and so does my dog. We were very angry at one last year that chewed up trim on the outside of our house last year right after my husband painted it.

  4. I have lots of squirrels too-they are so cute. I put shelled corn on the sidewalk for them to eat so they will stay out of the bird feeders and not dig up my bulbs. Love your blog-I have gone back through the whole thing. I am joining.


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