Furry Friends Enjoy the Back Yard

We have some fox squirrels that keep the feeders empty all year round.  I’ve made a point of gathering walnuts, hickory nuts and chestnuts for our squirrels every year.  We’ve had a few lean years in the way of food for all of the wildlife.  We have orchards for the deer to feed in but these guys will move out of the area if there isn’t any feed and we love watching them from our kitchen window.  I found out last year that all of the excess sweet corn at the end of the growing season is also great for the cattle but the squirrels, wild birds and deer will eat the sweet corn after it dries up.  We pick it off, shuck it, and then lay out on a screen to dry and then store the whole ear in barrels with a lid for the really bad winter when the ground is covered with snow and ice for long periods of time.  We saw a small buck in the garden last night digging up frozen turnips too.  If you love watching the wildlife as much as we do, help them out a little.  Baby, it’s cold out there.

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Eddie built this squirrel feeder about 10 years ago and the wildlife still love it. You’ll laugh yourself to death when you see a full-grown squirrel in that gallon jar!!!

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This guy watches me when I’m moving around in the kitchen or the bathroom.

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6 responses to “Furry Friends Enjoy the Back Yard

  1. I love squirrels! That is one very happy squirrel!

    Linda

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    • We haven’t seen them for a couple weeks until this morning. He was coming through the front gate when Sassy needed to go out. He wasn’t a bit afraid and walked to the big maple tree and up he went. We’ve had lots of hawks watching for them and hope they’re all safe in their den trees.

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  2. A very happy squirrel 😃

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  3. Hey there! I just found your beautiful blog! I’ve really enjoyed reading through this post, so I subscribed to your email list! My hubby and I have a small farm in SW VA, so not too far from you! I’d love for you to visit my blog! Merry Merry Christmas to you & yours! 🐓🎄

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  4. Awww, so cute!

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