I am having so much fun making up tales about the squirrels in our garden. You already know about my squirrel blog, Familien Fr-Nøtt (the Seed-Nut Family), where the squirrel mother Fru Solsikke Frø-Nøtt (Mrs Sunflower Seed-Nut) tells about her life in the garden.
I was watching this little squirrel today, finding his way into the squirrel safe feeder, like all our squirrels do. And all of a sudden I had a tale ready.
A tale about the squirrel boy Kokos (Coco) playing hide and seek with his sisters Pea and Kongle (Pinecone)
Kokos was so sure Pea and Kongle would never find him in there. But all of a sudden they did, and he had to run for his life.......
I have been out hiking again today, up in the woods. It has snowed a lot since yesterday, and when I came home I was covered with snow up to my knees. I think I need to buy myself a pair of truger, snowshoes.
One of the squirrels in the garden heard me and asked: "What is truger".
I explained it, the squirrel jumped down from the wall and cried: "I might need truger as well, or may be not. Jumping is a lot more fun without!"
Do you follow my squirrel blog, the blog where squirrel mother Mrs Sunflower Seed-Nut blogs about raising a family in our garden. Today´s blog post is so cute, I will translate it and share it with you :-)
"Is it possible to collect rose seeds"
These last days there has been an absolutely lovely fragrance in the garden. Somthing sweet, which tickles my nostrils.
Today I am determined to find out where this sweet fragrance comes from.
It is strongest up on the wall, so I jump up there and start looking around. To the right, to the left, up and down.......
and then I discover the beautiful rose. Suck beauty. And can you believe it, the rose is the source of the smell <3
I wonder if it is possible to collect rose seeds, to preserve them and dig them out in winter when all the fragrances of summer are gone.
I have been waiting and hoping every day now, to see the new baby squirrels, and when I was out this morning on my daily morning garden walk, Mrs. Squirrel could proudly present me with her new babies.
I am not sure how many they are, but from what I could count they must be at least five.
Yesterday The House in the Woods got another blogger. This little squirrel has started her own blog; Familien Frø-Nøtt (The Seed-Nut Family)
She will be very happy if you bookmarke her blog, go visit it and aven leave a comment from time to time. The writing will be in Norwegian as she has no Englisg knowledge, but you can enjoy the pictures and if you want you can use google translate :-) You find her blog here.
The squirrels are always busy in our garden. They love the pinecones, which we have a lot of, and they steal sunflower seeds from the birds. Well, may be not actualy stealing, there are seeds enough for both birds and squirrels.
During the winter months they are much more shy than during summer, and most of the photos I shot are though the (some times dirty) living room window.
A garden is not only flowers and trees. Birds and animals are an essential part of it.
All texts and photos by Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland
I am living in a red house surrounded by a blue garden near Trondheim, Norway. I love everydays and post about my steps through life. Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods is open to everybody. Welcome over!