Squirrel farming
Wednesday June 01st 2011, 10:18 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

Groucho Marx. Look at the little guy.

I wondered why the weeds took over my green lawn in the last two years after being lawn forever before that.  Those golden rolling hills of California? They’re green in the spring before the rains stop (supposedly by now, and the weeds got tired of waiting for it to stop being so wet and turned brown anyway.)

At long last I know why we’ve been going native.

I’d seen the little thing running up a tree about a week ago with a mouthful like this, and then later doing what he again did today–he was digging and trying to plant this mouthful as if it were a nut. A weed-farming squirrel!

The quail likes the seeds from these, and I guess the squirrels do too.


Still, it does look funny with that straw beard.

(No knitting today: too much to catch up on, housewise. Quite a few home improvement projects happened in my absence and I’m trying to do likewise in return.)

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Haha! Teach him to carry Bermuda seeds…

Comment by Channon 06.02.11 @ 6:14 am

the squirrels in our yard dug up some of my hills of squash and pumpkins (who knows where those seeds will finally germinate!) we replanted yesterday — and liberally sprinkled cayenne pepper over the hills — I’m hoping that will discourage them

Comment by bev 06.02.11 @ 7:50 am

Shoot, my e-mail program is frozen, nothing I can do helps. Have been trying for two days. So once again, I’ve lost my address book and e-mails. If you sent me anything, can you resend? And e-mail me from the address you want me to use, so I can put you in the address book in the new e-mail program. 🙁

Comment by Elizabeth Delisi 06.02.11 @ 3:28 pm

From your title, I thought maybe you were trying to raise squirrels. I don’t know why anyone would want to, but it would be an easy sort of farm to maintain.

Comment by LauraN 06.03.11 @ 7:28 pm

I had the same thought LauraN did, except that I do not think a squirrel farm would be easy to maintain. They say herding cats is hard – imagine herding squirrels!

Comment by twinsetellen 06.05.11 @ 5:50 pm

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