A Feast for the Squirrels

squirrel eating pumpkin seeds

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Since I’m taking one season off from pumpkin farming,  I had to do something with all those seeds. I prepared a feast for the squirrels. They’re not terribly fussy about table settings and I’ve never seen them use a napkin, so the work involved was minimal.

squirrel feast 2014

Squirrel Feast

After Mike finished his carving masterpieces, I scooped the pumpkin guts into a plastic bag and set them aside on the kitchen counter. My son’s friend asked why I was saving pretzels for the squirrels which made me laugh. I reused the bag the pretzels came in but labeled it ‘save for squirrels’ so that no one tossed it out.

We covered our outdoor table and chairs for the winter. I remain optimistic about rain. I plunked the squirrel feast in the center of the covered table so I would have optimum viewing.

squirrel eating pumpkin seeds on table

The good seeds must be at the bottom

The squirrels came and went all week. At one point there were five squirrels playing tag and taking turns on the table. Many of the visitors were camera-shy. I did my best to hide below the edge of my window sill, but the slightest movement sent them scurrying.

At last, this female squirrel arrived and happily nibbled and gathered while I clicked the camera.  Isn’t she pretty?

squirrel eating pumpkin seeds

Look at those dainty ‘hands’

Over the weekend, Boomdee posted a clever YouTube video of  a squirrel ‘carving’ a Jack ‘O Lantern.  She suggested they might just put my husband out of business. You decide.  🙂  I’m pretty sure you’ll smile either way.

squirrel eating pumpkins

She’s keeping an eye on me

Thanks for stopping by. Our forecaster says rain by mid-week. Fingers crossed. What is your weather up to?