I was up early this morning watering in the garden when the sun came up.
If you lived here you would be laughing as I am so not. a. morning. person. I may be up early but I usually need at least 30 minutes for my body to realize it’s upright and my brain to kick in.
The garden is on it’s last legs and although they were forecasting rain for the day the air had that hahahahaha rain smell. The teasing smell that comes with overcast skies…..and that’s it. No rain. So I was watering hoping Murphy’s law would kick in and we would get a soaker. When I was turning the water off just past sunrise I heard an awful racket behind the house and thud thud thud noises. As I came through the patio to to see what was going on I heard a loud metallic bang …What the heck?!?!?
The squirrels we stealing my walnuts & fighting over them
They were were fighting up in the trees & the walnuts were dropping and hitting the wood pile and propane tank, I laughed so hard watching their antics.
There were about 10 of them stealing from each other, while knocking even more off the tree. Made my mornings work easier. I filled my bowl while they screeched and chattered at me like monkeys from the trees.
This is all I was able to gather today, the tree is still loaded so I’m hoping to have gathered more before I start hulling them. A few years ago I’d gathered enough to half fill a pillowcase and would turn it every few days while they dried only to realize the squirrels had chewed a hole in the bottom and stolen over half that I’d gathered!
I’m keeping a better eye out this year…those pesky