Friday, squirrel day!

in #amazingnature2 months ago

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A Happy Friday to all. Winter is now here and the summer feeding for the squirrels is officially over.

So their favorite winter stocks needed to be investigated and Marian has lustily as usual started to collect the winter stocks.
Today she went out into the garden to check if the squirrels will be happy with the food.
Let's have a look.

Here you can see some of the acorns that she has collected and there are a few bags of the stuff in our store.
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So now for the test with this little youngster. Marian sang her usual song.
"Tsu, tsu, tsu, come and see by mommy", but he looked very dubious.
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"What's that?", "doesn't look like a peanut to me?"
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"Wait" "Let me have a look, as maybe I can eat it"
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"Doesn't smell too bad and maybe it's some nice cake?"
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"Okay, let me go and give this funny thing a try"
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Mission accomplished and this will be their staple diet during the winter period, as the acorn nut oils are very good for their health. We had 6 young squirrels, but there are only 5 here now, so one has either been taken by a raptor, or hopefully he has departed to live elsewhere.
Such is the squirrel life here.

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All about knowing the right diet, Marian is teaching them well. Yes winter brings change to us all, wishing you a wonderful Friday!

@tipu curate

Thank you kindly Lady Joan, and after many months we have now accepted that "Squirry" their grandmother and their own mother is dead, so Marian fills the role of mother. We have seen Squirry getting acorns from somewhere to feed them last winter and Marian does the same now for the new lot.

Blessings.

!LUV
!BEER

Adopting mother role will keep the little ones busy hording for winter excellent idea, finding acorns when going on outings with oak trees in the region makes it easier to collect free food for them.

!LUV
!BEER

Oh yeah, thankfully we have learned how to raise the little buggers from watching their parents. The grandfather "Scarface" was "Squirrie's" husband and he was a real troubled soul. He stayed alone up in the high Palm tree and from the two litters every time there was one little boy that stays up there alone.

We have many oak trees here in nature and Marian is forever foraging whenever we go out, so it's no trouble for her to collect the acorns.
Thank you for the kind tipu and I think I also have to learn how to do it.

Hope that you guys will have a nice weekend my friend.
!LUV
!BEER

Second round of snow on the Berg, been a great start to cooler weather which I thoroughly enjoy. Skies are clear and clean over Durban once again, some cold wind blows all the muck out.

Have a great weekend with some !LUV

Oh yes, cold weather is like a doctor and it certainly kills the germs Lady Joan.
If only it can kill this Covid thing.

I am worried about our water as a recent study reported on by the "Daily Maverick" titled "Up shit creek without a paddle" found that only one municipality out of our total of 144 has clean drinking water.
The call it our rivers of filth, as millions of tons of sewage is poured into the rivers and the ocean every day.

May you guys also have a great week. !LUV

Hopefully cold weather kills some of the germs...

As for our waterways as with most things too many "learners" in control, no structured governance in sight!

After many got sick in our area about eight years ago, very suppressed information but people were being hospitalized. I only drink water that has been filtered, not bought in plastic bottles either.

!LUV to all that side, another dawn, another day....

I don't know if I told you, but we have the famous Black Storm landing here tomorrow Lady Joan.
Weirdly the whole sky started misting up from 4pm today and now it is all black.
The first time that we will experience it and I don't know what to expect, but we have heeded advice and moved all loose stuff inside.

It's the poor people in the shanty towns that worry me. They have arrived in their thousands from EC and else where and the towns are springing up all over the place.

If that storm could rip Laingsburg apart and kill so many in floods, imagine what it could do to a township. We cannot hope that is not too bad, as its reputation driven bt screaming winds precede it.
So yes, we face a tough week.

Blessings and !BEER


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Oh, two teplies and I have already replied to this in the other one.
Thank you my friend.

Oh, this is so nice of you to stock some food for the squirrels. ☺

Thank you and their mother taught us the tricks on how to raise them my friend 😀

Blessings.