Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Well my friends and family think I have started a new threat to the animal kingdom... Obesity in Squirrels.... YUP... they think that I'm causing their lives to be shortened posing a real threat to our back yard trees. Ok.. I'll admit.. I LOVE watching what was ONE squirrel eat the corn on the cobs I bought for them... then when the deck was built.. I bought a BETTER feeder... How strange... before I knew it .. the ONE squirrel has turned into about FIVE and they all weigh at least 20lbs each... ok.. well maybe not that much.. but I think they might seriously outweigh my cat!!! The picture below was taken about two months ago...so maybe add 5lbs ... lol lol

Well... I wanted to get into the whole nature thing.. so I decided that I would make popcorn, cranberry and cereal garland for a fake tree on the back deck!! The Garland took me about a week to make but it came out really cute.. and then to add more.. I made pinecone bird feeders. Do you remember making those as a kid... oh it was fun and STICKY!!! but I have to tell you a secret... I put the peanut butter BACK into the cupboard.. wasn't thinking.. and then next day.. the teens came home for lunch.... ummmm guess what they had... PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES... ah oh.... GASP!!! What they don't know won't hurt them.. right.. it's all natural????? Ü

Ok... now for something cool.. here is what I got in my package from DONNA!!! I loved EVERYTHING in there!!! I even got homemade goodies in there that didn't last long around here!!!

Oh and see the "grubby" candle behind there.. I got that from PUGPOSSE .. I have YET to burn it.. it smells soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good unburned... ( I'll show a close up tomorrow)
Earlier this week I had a dear friend come over... she had her doggie in the truck.. I said... "oh girl get him out of there and bring him in".. and she did.. he's very very active.. but so handsomely cute.. and my Nellie girl loved him... I think she like the part where MAX had to wear the Santa Suit and NOT her!!!!


Donna said...

I made the snowflake ornament!! I made a whole set for my tree this year! I am glad you liked the goodies=)

Miss French Jessica said...

Cute squirrel! Maybe he could ask my sneaky foam stealing squirrel up for some corn! Hehehe! Mine just steals the foam from my patio seat cushions. Gotta say, I'm jealous of your snow! We could use a little white stuff down this way; it would make it feel a little more like Christmas!

Wendy said...

YAY for all the goodies:) That was so very sweet of Donna!

Erin said...

I love dogs all dressed up!
And yes, I remember doing the pine cone thing. So messy!

jayedee said...

oh squirrels! they used to be the bane of my existence! i spent more on trying to foil them than i did on actual bird feeders! lol i've acually seen one of ours slide down greased piano wire to get to a feeder! the little stinker! it was after that that i adopted the "if you can't beat 'em join 'em" school of thought.
now they get lovely raw peanuts, their corn cobs and the black oil sunflower seeds they so used to covet at the bird feeders! and yes, they still rob the bird feeders too!

Mere said...

fatness in squirrels is NOT an issue. They are active ALL DAY LONG!!! I'm sure they enjoy the corn too :) Probably makes their day :) Love ya, Mere

Janine Wahl said...

What a sweet picture! and that pup is handsome.

And thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!

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♥PugPosse♥ said...

Hey! Go ahead and burn that candle...There are more from where it came from! I will get you another one when this one burns out...Mmmmm it smells edible!

What nice gifts you have received..you are so loved!