I can't believe that it's been a month since I posted something. I've been tired and uninspired. Bill is working nearly 200 miles away and comes home on the weekends. Nobody is happy with this situation. It's a very stressful time.
On a good note, I'm about ready to declare victory against the squirrels. They've been eating the bird food and getting me pretty angry. I finally rigged a wire from one branch to another and dropped the feeder on a wire from the middle of that. I haven't seen them on it in about a week. Of course, they might just be plotting a way, but we'll see.
It's not like I don't feed them, too. The kids don't like the crust, so the squirrels get PB&J on whole wheat nearly every day. I started feeding them regularly after they chomped through the plastic lid to my garbage can. It was last winter, but the winter wasn't that bad. The lazy squirrels just didn't store up enough nuts. My trees are oak, so there were plenty of acorns, they had no excuse. I was actually giving them leftover mixed nuts from the holidays. Having cashews when you're used to acorns is like having filet mignon when you usually have hamburger.
So now they're spoiled and don't know how to fend for themselves. I hope the new tenents are as nice as I am or they will surely starve.