A leftover dried out Christmas Panettone was set outside to feed the hungry birds. It was winter, and the birds were scarce, and starving.
The yard was full of big, fat, well fed fluffy squirrels, but hardly any birds. What few, sad little birds did have the courage to come around, were scared away by the abundance of alley cats and squirrels.
When the bread was set out, of course, a beady eyed fluffy tailed rodent was the first to have a sample. He sat outside the house window and snacked away, not even caring that a human was a few feet from him, loudly sorting the recycling.
But then some birds started to gather above on a power line.
They waited until there were quite a few of them, and then in one fell swoop...
The sad little squirrel managed to grab a chunk and run to the nearby garage roof top....
but alas, they got that too.
And this is all that they left for poor mister squirrel.
The moral of the story is that there is power in numbers...
I'm a gal who's roots are in the midwest usa, but now live with my own personal Mr. Darcy and four children on a windy patch of earth in Ontario, nestled between two great lakes.
When not up to pure nonsense, I enjoy illustrating, cooking, knitting, preserving, gardening, working on our just-budding farm, homeschooling, consuming mass quantities of iced tea, tree climbing, making mud pies with my girls and of course, watching my huckleberry boys blow stuff up in the back yard.