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~

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20 responses to “Squirrel’s Stash

  1. Ha! This looks like the beginning of a “friendly” feud!! 😉

  2. Kinda cute that the squirrel picked that nice little spot for his “stash” !

    Pam

  3. Busy, Busy squirrel!! Looks like the word has gotten around that your place is the place for food – this one is just bringing his own. Seen the Bride & Groom lately?

  4. Wonder who nearby has a walnut tree? I think I’m the only person who can kill hens and buddies!! But then I can and have killed a couple of cacti!

  5. Ha ha!!! That is funny! Dianna if you put it back in where the squirrel wants it you might get a fun picture.. 🙂

  6. Wow! We have those in New York state – I didn’t realize the squirrels went for them! Also, great idea for the portulaca. Mine didn’t survive the deer. 😦 Ellie

  7. Ugh. I have tons of those black walnuts in a certain part of my yard. Did you ever try shelling them? We did. Never again!!!

  8. LOL–that squirrel probably thought that it had found the perfect hiding spot.

  9. Squirrels get very brave don’t they! I’ve seen one sitting in the flower pots on my front porch! At first I thought grasshoppers were the culprits snipping off leaves but his presence changed my mind. And to think, there are four, count them, four dogs here. Shame on them!

  10. cute. and the walnut is huge!

  11. Darn squirrels! We “had” a neighbor who gave them walnuts in the shell. All my plants got ripped out to stash them. My herbs, my planters on my deck and my front steps! Grrrr I told her about it and she thought it was cute. Grrrr I’m glad she’s gone. Between that destruction and the mess they made in our attic has made squirrels my enemy!

  12. Well, give him a ‘e’ for effort and persistence. 😉

  13. You know… he’s gonna’ be back, thinking ” I know I put one in here……….”
    😉

  14. I find peanuts and acorns planted everywhere. Cute that you found the hidden stash. Great use for the strawberry jar.

  15. Squirrels are clever little critters aren’t they? And your “hoarder” is definitely an opportunist.

  16. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I have the same problem here in VB. They love hiding their stash in my flower pots.

  17. They are such busy litte things. They work on our plants too!

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