Wednesday, March 6, 2019

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times

I'm guessing that's how the squirrels look at it, because as cold as it is, and as wretched as their lives are right now, they have never been so well-fed. Some of us have been out there day after day, making sure they get enough food to generate enough energy, to generate enough heat, to stay alive.
Mom is alive and well and beautiful as ever

So the squirrels have been having smorgasbord in the middle of winter, which surely must violate the laws of nature. I try varying their diet by offering them an assortment of nuts as sides to the main entrée which is, of course, peanuts. I'll sometimes give them walnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds, cashews (roasted only, as raw are said to be poisonous), and even dehydrated corn (organic only, thanks to Dr. Seralini's GMO study on rats). I even give them an occasional peanut butter cracker which they seem to enjoy.

squirrely wants a cracker

Peanut Addicts

But of course, nothing compares to the mighty peanut (which is technically not even a nut) when it comes to capturing a squirrel's interest. You'd think was top sirloin the way they devour them!.

digging in

They're not just used to peanuts, they're totally addicted to them! Yes, I believe it's an addiction, but one you'd never be able to break. 

my sustenance

how can anything be this good?