Monday, April 1, 2013

Fat Squirrel comes to the Hood



Ya'all know I live in the back of beyond ,
or as I loving refer to it ,
The Trailerhood .
( actually , my friend's sons named it that and it just stuck , but it fits )
 
I love the wild life we see here.
There is a herd of deer that come into the field across from us every afternoon.
There are hawks and bald eagles and coyotes ,
OK , I don't really like any of those ,
I am not a fan of predatory animals.
But it's the circle of life right ?
*sigh*
 
But... 
I feed a plethora of birds year round .
A variety of Finches , Woodpeckers, nuthatches,
 chickadees, a pair of cardinals and morning doves .
For a short time I can see Baltimore Orioles and in the summer ,
we have Hummingbirds.
 
I have two feeding stations and I go through a LOT of seed !
 
The one animal I have always been surprised we don't have is squirrels.
You would think they would be everywhere.
I mean they live in town ,
why wouldn't they be here ?
 
Then a few weeks ago ,
Fat Squirrel showed up .
This was one of those times I really wish I could take good pictures.
I made Hubs come to the window and watch him with me .
He was literally hanging upside down on my tree
with his front feet on the bird feeder ,
eating !
 
Then he climbed into the tray feeder .
 
 
I am AMAZED at how entertained I am by this squirrel !
I've named him Fat Squirrel cause he is just so puffy !
And I LOVE him !
 
I immediately told Hubs he MUST build me one of those squirrel chairs.
You know , the ones where there is a seat
 and  a screw or nail to put an ear of corn on .
He said he would ,
but believe it or not he kept putting it off.
I really think he was thinking
"here we go again "
first crazy with the birds , now a squirrel .
But bless his heart ,
he never said it .
 
Anyway...
I took matters into my own hands .
 
I found this little chair at the thrift store !
YAH !
He had no choice then .
 
 
Not too pretty ,
but it works .
 
Then I became one of those people I used to make fun of.
The ones that actually go to the farm store
 and buy cobs of corn in a bag !
YIKES !
 
 
 
 
It took me FOR*EV*ER to get a picture of Fat Squirrel in his chair.
 
and not even a good one ...
 
Cause here's the thing .
He doesn't really like the corn .
Funny , huh ?
He would rather eat the sunflower seeds from the bird feeders.
Go figure ....
 
 
He works hard at it too .
 
One day he was eating sunflower seeds off the ground
and Addie said ,
" look Grandma , a chipmunk ! "
Love that !
 
So ,
while most sane people are buying special feeders to keep the squirrels out ,
I'm just buying extra sunflower seeds ...
 
 
 
Squirrel!!!
 
I'm just the crazy bird / squirrel lady of the Trailerhood  :)
 
 
 
 



Pin It




3 comments:

  1. Cute squirrel and even cuter chair! I'm afraid sunflower seed is too expensive to let the squirrels have it here!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Dawn, I just love the squirrel chair! How cute and clever. But I'm not surprised he liked the birdfeed better. I just wanted to let you know I followed you on linky followers and would like to ask you to visit me at my blog and follow me back when you get the time. www.inspiringhomestyle.com Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...