A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
We have a new pet! While sitting out in our door yard every evening, we have been snacking on peanuts and have thus invited all the critters to join us. The only "regular" has been a little chipmunk we have named "Herman" (a family name). Every day, he waits for us to sit down in the adirondack chairs, and as soon as we look comfortable, he hops over to see what the "bar snacks" are for the evening.
Of course, we anticipate his joining us, so in the shell peanuts are always on the menu for his dining (hoarding) pleasure.
Here is little Herman, who has gotten comfortable enough with us to sit on my lap while stuffing his chipmunk cheeks with peanuts. It takes him about 15 minutes to empty the container of peanuts, three at a time, and he hops away with cheeksfull to hide them heaven knows where. I have nightmares of peanuts sprouting in our yard next year!
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.