Daily Archives: October 7, 2014

Squirrel’s Stash

Last year, I bought this little planter at Lowe’s. At the time, it contained succulents. Since the succulents didn’t survive the winter, I replanted it this spring with portulaca and placed it on the side door to our garage. (By the way, the portulaca looked much healthier earlier in the summer.)

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Nearby I have a strawberry jar with hens and biddies.

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A few weeks ago, I noticed that something (probably a squirrel) had uprooted one of the “biddies” and left it lying on the ground. So I plopped it in with the portulaca.  Last week, I saw that same poor biddy once again on the ground.

As I placed it back in the planter, I noticed the reason it had been removed in the first place…

sorry for the blurry picture

sorry for the blurry picture

…to make room for the squirrel’s winter-time snack.

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Sorry, my dear squirrel, this is one walnut that won’t be waiting for you when you return.

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Perhaps I’d better think about planting that biddy back with the others. Squirrels don’t give up easily, and this one seems to have developed a fondness for that particular planter.

~These Days Of Mine~