When we moved to The Land of Making Do, there were no squirrels scampering through the yard or fields. I often wondered,
Where are the squirrels?
I suppose you expect me to say we worked hard to attract them…and now have them everywhere. Nope.
While we were successful with attracting more birds, we still see only one lone squirrel occasionally. Surely, he’s not out here all by himself!
Each time we cross the culvert in the curve of the driveway while coming home, our lone (and healthy!) squirrel runs from wherever he is scavenging in the field.
He hurriedly crosses the driveway in front of our vehicle and heads for his nest in the tree line.
What is he doing?
Is he racing us? Is he rushing home to protect his nest of tiny acorns and pecans?
After finding these Better Homes and Gardens squirrel plates at Wal-Mart (along with the owls), I knew they needed to come home with me. Our squirrel needs help protecting the few existing nuts for winter.
They could hide them in here.
Or here under the pecan tree branches. The Dollar Tree stems would protect them, too.
Our pecan crop was plentiful last year. But, this year we have very few. I snipped a few rugged pecan hulls from the trees. They look diseased and smaller than their normal size.
We will have to be patient and wait. Hopefully, the crop next year will be better.
I use this tablecloth every year during Fall. The colors match my green and red kitchen, even with orange tones in the mix.
I found this plate in the same shop in Marietta, Georgia, years ago. Cassabella’s. I have no idea if they still exist, but they used to be a fun place to spend some time (and cash).
I’ve said it before, but I haven’t said it today. I love Fall!
I would love to make squash soup soon if time allows. Acorn squash, that is.
The place setting is a little different, I know.
To tie in both the orange and the red from the table-cloth, I used two place mats. After the rattan charger, I stacked two dinner plates to bring in the green and then the white to highlight the squirrel salad plate.
Crazy, I know. Have you ever used two place mats over a tablecloth? What about two dinner plates?
I hope you’ll be daring and try it sometime. 🙂
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