Friday, October 7, 2022

Nature Friday - Preparing for Winter

While the peeps begin their prep (which is not going as we would like, there is a shortage of firewood, so we may not get that), our wild neighbours are getting ready too. A couple weeks ago, we shared the deer eating the apples from the yard to prepare.

The hills are starting to change colours

The birds are doing double time at Lady's feeders and she is filling them a lot!

A chickadee

One of the new preps this year is a messy one. A squirrel has been leaving the heads of our sunflowers all over the yard. He thinks he is burying them.

One of the sunflower heads, moments after Phod checked it out

He has been spotted on the windowsill pulling the heads off and having a snack before he 'buries them.' Don't worry, when we see him on the sill, we chase him!

Lady is grateful to be able to help feed the creatures in her little corner of the world. Living with nature brings her so much joy.

Thanks Rosy for hosting this hop!


  1. Those pesty squirrels are burying nuts all over our yard. We don't have sunflowers, but we do have many different nut bearing trees to keep the squirrels busy.

  2. Phod and Lee and Lady and Man
    Oh do I wish I could ship you all of the hard wood on the sides of the homes now.
    Ian knocked 87,000 branches loose
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. Hari OM
    I think it is wonderfurs that your yard serves as a roadside diner for all the critters nearby - even the slightly bothersome ones... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Our Mama feels the same way. Of course, they booth mostly do it for our enjoyment(chasing birdies, squirrels and deer), right?? BOL

  5. We used to always grow lots of sunflowers in our garden. But then the Evil Squirrel Cartel started beheading them. Chester is glad you pups are doing a good job chasing those crummy squirrels!

  6. The evil squirrels are making a mess of our yard too.

  7. I love watching leaves float to ground.
    Coffee is on and stay safe


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