Everyone has been writing about the cold and
snowy winter we have been having in so many of
the states and even across the pond.
The deers have been eating anything they can
munch on this winter that even looks a little green
or eatable .
Around here the birds have
been the ones to have something to eat on a regular
basis. The last three days even the squirrels have been
trying to get to the feeders and coming close to the
house in search of food.
Our country squirrels are not like their city slicker
cousins. Here they tend to shy away from getting near
the house or people. So when they tried for the first
time ever to get to the feeders I was cringing until I
saw they could not reach them yet. So they were left to
digging around beneath them to find some seeds the
birds had missed or scattered in the snow over the winter.
Here on the hill there is still plenty of snow cover
yet that has to melt so digging around for leftover
acorn's and hickory nuts is a little difficult.
I saw them grabbing up pieces of stale bread
that I had thrown out for the birds or stray cats.
But you have to know it has been a really bad
winter when you see them eating the frozen
chili soup that was left out for the cats,etc.
I had thrown it out and it of course was frozen
overnight. This little squirrel was eating it up like
it was the best thing it ever had. Chili Popsicle's
may become the new rage around here for the
I had never seen this happen before and felt
so sorry for the poor starving thing.
Then I noticed there were two other squirrels
sitting just off a short distance eating something.
Then I knew it was even worse than I thought...
You really know it has been a terrible winter when
the squirrels are gnawing on old bones!!!
I kid you not that this was even a bigger surprise.
This one took its bone and ran up the old oak
tree. There it set gnawing away on the bone.
My question to all of you is this...
Do you think I should lay out a roll of
Rolaid's or Tum's on the back step for the poor
things after eating my chili soup? LOL!!!