Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Creature Comforts

My folks live just over the hill from here. The groundskeepers who manage the public areas there, rather than toss the trimmed tree branches into a chipper, cut them into fire ready lengths and stack them along side the road, free to whomever is willing to load and haul. It's been my good fortune to get three stacks lately - a nice mix of eucalyptus and pine that adds up to just over a cord. Stacked facing west into the prevailing onshore winds and summer sun, it will cure quickly and be ready to burn this fall. And there's a bonus - it's provided a home for someone new.

We have our share of skunks, opossums, and raccoons - they cut across or dig in the yard most nights. But the furry fellow pictured below in the shade of the royal palm is our first squirrel, and he's made his home in the stack.

1 comment:

Country Girl said...

I would love to send you some of our squirrels! They are threatening to overrun the property.