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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Adding Insult to Injury

Today the hazelnuts were gone.

12 comments:

Holly House said...

Oh no!!

Paula said...

Oh yes. They were.

Miriam said...

#$%@!!&^%*!!!!

Holly House said...

Do you know what took them?

Paula said...

We are reasonably certain it was the squirrels that scamper back and forth across the back fence. I didn't do anything with them because I didn't figure they knew they were there.

Now I know better.

Paula said...

That's precisely what I said Miriam!

simply living said...

Stellar Jays camped out in our hazelnut tree every year, three of them.

Hazel said...

Holly and Miriam have summed it up...

I seem to spend my gardening life saying "Next year..."

click clack gorilla said...

Damn it!

Holly House said...

One of our family friends growing up would hunt and eat squirrel. He'd sit in his back yard with a crossbow, I kid you not. He nailed one to a tree too high up and was mad he couldn't get his arrow back. While I'm not advocating for cross bowing squirrels, that goes against every vegan bone in my body, something similar and just really scary instead of lethal may be in order lol.

Paula said...

Holly- I actually once ran across a video online of some woman showing how to make 'squirrel burgers' - I'm not lying. She started with skinned and gutted squirrels and finished up with assembling a burger with the squirrel patty. Rabbit is supposed to be good, and I'm seriously considering them for the old homestead, and in South America they happily eat guinea pigs, which are supposed to be tasty, so I don't see why squirrel wouldn't taste good but I just can't get past my attitude that squirrels are rats with fluffy tales, and I'd never eat a rat! Okay, never say never, but I wouldn't knowingly and for no reward go looking for a rat to eat. Squirrels neither.

Simply Living's comment made me remember the Scrubb jay that was jumping around one of the native filbert trees I've chosen to leave in the yard (which are considerably older than the hazels I planted and still haven't produced anything), so I'm beginning to think it was that jay. Same jay that probably ate my cabbage.

jules said...

Ooooh, rabbits! We're looking into meat rabbits too.