Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Today!

And if that wasn't enough one of my regular gray squirrel visitors put on quite a show for me for much of the day.

See, I tend to hang on to my uncut Halloween pumpkins until they rot away or the spring growing season gets underway - whichever comes first. Well, last week I finally decided to get rid of the last of them - specifically, the big one that had a huge hole in the back. But when I went to lift it I discovered that the bottom half held a gooey pumpkin soup mixture. Not knowing what else to do, I dumped this in one of my raised garden beds and worked it into the soil. Free compost, right?

Well, today Mr. Squirrel sniffed it out and fell crazy in love with the pumpkin seeds. He just couldn't get enough! I didn't think there were all that many seeds in there but there were clearly enough to keep the little guy busy (and apparently happy) for hours.

A real win-win situation.

And if any seeds remain behind and sprout, who knows? It might end up being a win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win situation.

Life doesn't get much better than that.


  1. Pretty! Haven't seen any here yet, but we've got extra snowdrops if yours are all gone by now.

  2. That photo *almost* looks like a somewhat abstract painting, if you squint your eyes... Anyway, I love those crocus! Haven't yet noticed if ours are up, yet. We have also left pumpkins out for birds and squirrels, but ugh, WHAT a mess! I wonder if you'll be growing pumpkin-flavored lettuce, or if actual pumpkins will appear in your garden where you dug in the pumpkin goo?

  3. I think it's a decaying oak leaf but it reminds me of the outline of a dead human body on the ground.
    Too much CSI.

  4. Previously unknown to me story about Ahnold Schwartz's pre-Columbian history.
    You might have to use the whole link including the "google-editors-picks-true" to see the whole story.
    The WSJ is currently letting Google hand out free passes for premium content.

  5. I see your leggislators gerrymandered Dennis Kucinich out of the House.
    What's next? I'm thinking a retroactive motion to join the Confederacy would be popular with a majority of the majority party.

  6. I see Deve has found you and now I have too... Forgot you moved to another site but was perusing OD and saw this link and voila! There you are. Miss you, miss our talks. I sent you an email at your OD account but if you don't check that one let me know where to send another.