Sunday, November 13, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Feed Squirrels

Our local squirrels have been quite appreciative of the fact that we put all our Halloween pumpkins on the deck for them to snack on.  Vivian, in turn, has been delighted to watch them.

That's quite a turnaround from our initial pumpkin vs. squirrel experience.  We had bought our pumpkins and put them outside the front door.  The next morning, the squirrels had destroyed one of the little gourds that was going to be an eye for our pumpkin.  Vivian was distraught "They ate the eye!".    Since we did want to have pumpkins left to carve I moved the rest onto the deck, and thought nothing else of it.

When we returned from daycare that day, Vivian started sobbing.  It took me a while to figure out that she thought the squirrels had eaten all the pumpkins!  She was quite relieved when I was able to show her the pumpkins on the deck.

Enjoying his daily pumpkin snack

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