Wednesday, May 30, 2007
My favorite part of our backyard is our little Bird Oasis. We've got several feeders, dense evergreen shrubs and a bird bath. Many, many feathered friends call our yard a little slice of Heaven. We also have one incredibly strong squirrel (both physically strong and strong willed) that calls our spot home. Not one of our tube feeders or suet feeders could deter that little grey ball of fun.
Then I heard about Droll Yankees Squirrel-Proof Feeders! Well, well! Decided to invest in one (they're not cheep). Felt rather smug and admittedly a bit guilty (I do love a determined soul) while hanging the new buffet out back . . .sorry Mr. Squirrel. You'll have to dine elsewhere.
Alas, my squirrel is quite the gifted creature. He has outsmarted the Droll Yankees and it would appear that he has had the last laugh.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
We took advantage of the three day weekend to visit with the Singers. They moved last summer from Nashville, TN to Newark, Delaware. Christopher and Alex get along great (it's actually a little frightening how much they are like mini John and Phil), Michael and Anna are just so fun to be around and Tux and Adam became good buddies. We went for a hike, then a visit to the Learning Station and Iron Hill Brew Pub on Saturday. Sunday, Christopher and John joined us for a bike ride followed by some homemade ice cream from a local farm. That night we had a cookout with Mel and Rex Donnelly, fellow Hokies and APO brothers, who live in Newark as well.
Thanks John and Sharon for a great visit!