Terry reads the Mutts comic strip online every day, and sometimes, when the cute animals apply to us, shares with me. Today’s strip was one of those shared moments.
The squirrels sitting in a tree where their nuts are stashed complain that there are no pistachios. Terry said to me, “if they lived here they would have pistachios,” meaning that I feed the wildlife some pretty good stuff.
It’s true. They get pecans, walnuts, almonds, dried bananas, dried cranberries, raisins. However, I have quit giving the squirrels pistachios in the shell. They eat the meat out of the nut and throw the shells on the ground. So that’s why you squirrels don’t get pistachios.
We have a large influx of finches right now so I am dishing out cups full of millet and raw sunflower seeds to feed them. The saddle in the pear tree where I put all these goodies is empty every day when I go out to refill the stash. My neighbor said the little birds are gulping down her hummingbird elixir, too. Not surprising as there is so little water around these parts. I don’t have a birdbath. Perhaps that is what I need to install.