Tag Archives: squirrels

Just bury the half-eaten tomato

It happens every year. The squirrels start to eat the tomatoes before they have ripened. I’m really OK about animals sharing our garden harvest as long as they don’t wipe it out. Last year the rabbits ate every last shred of arugula and … Continue reading

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Requiem for a squirrel

The front garden was a mess. One of the peonies I had replanted was dug up, the carefully curving path of pea gravel distorted with lots of dirt and debris, and a dead squirrel pushed under a log. It looked … Continue reading

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“Down on your knees, squirrel.”

A peregrine falcon in a squirrel nest. Right outside the window, just as the students were coming into advisory. Talk about a synchronicity ripe for 8th grade humor. Once my students realized that peregrines eat squirrels, they were off. “Hi … Continue reading

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