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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Better Builders...

I am going to take the rest of the day off and watch this squirrel and friends build.  I want to pick up a few tips.

As you all know, I feed them every day and they would probably come up and bang on the back door, demanding lettuce, if I didn't.


The other day, I noticed a depression in the ground, by  the garden tank, next to the fence.

When I went to investigate, I found a hole.

It seems that my little friends have been building a through way...

Usually, they come over the fence and down into the yard.  Their tiny cave is on the other side of the fence.  One of the smarter squirrels has decided that it would be easier to go under the fence, instead of over. 

So far, the hole is about a foot deep and I think that the footing for the fence goes down at least two feet...We shall see who wins.  The fence or the squirrels....  Meanwhile, I am going to just sit here and watch to see how long it takes them if they don't give up...

They are doing a lot better than I am.  I managed to get one coat of white paint on the kitchen wall this morning, after doing an hour or two of yard work.  I am still debating the green wall.  I am thinking of changing it to dark blue, like the original photo of the Moroccan kitchen. 

I guess I could put a coat on and see how it looks... Or, I could just go back and stare at the squirrels for the rest of the afternoon... Somehow, that sounds more appealing...

See you tomorrow.

8 comments:

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. Yes, I know watching squirrels is lots of fun. But if you do it all day, you will be asking yourself at the end of the day "What did I do today". And your answer will be "Nothing".
But everyone deserves a day off now and then.
I would like to know what glue you used to attach Tessie's finger? I have not had much luck gluing small things with Sculpey/Fimo.
Phyllisa

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, I use plain old Elmer's Glue All. It works quite well. After all, I don't just stick it on. It goes in the oven for curing. That seems to make a stronger bond.

Lucille said...

Casey, just a little tip. Why don't you just paint a piece of card stock blue and put it up on the wall to see. So much less trouble than painting the whole wall.

Caseymini said...

Good idea Lucille. Why didn't I think of that? Thanks!

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, I should add. If I were doing something where I needed a larger area bonded I would use liquid polymer clay. Either Sculpey or Donna Kato's. Both are good.

Simon said...

How cool! They're like extended family! Talk about mini inspiration - there has to be a story there.
Happy Sunday...

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
It sounds like you had a nice afternoon...I love squirrels! I like the idea of the blue...maybe you could paint a piece of cardboard and just put it in the room if you are not sure.
I look forward to your next post.
Big hug,
Giac

Annejuli Valentine said...

Lucky you! I've always wanted to meet a squirrel (we don't have them in Australia) and you have them visiting you daily. Nice to hear that you look after them :)