The weather here has been an absolute delight. Yesterday, it poured down rain the entire day and then by 7pm, it was snowing. A few days of warm weather had seemed so promising. But enough about the weather.
I took this picture a little while back, but it sums up my frustration. Two days ago, I was happy with my bird feeding station. Then I glanced out the window to see a squirrel fling himself to the top of the baffle, where he proceeded to twist his body into a pretzel shape that allowed him to leverage himself up onto the feeding tray. The baffle was supposed to prevent that kind of gymnastic endeavor.
I spent a freezing half hour outside, completely reconfiguring things and I’m sure that tomorrow, the squirrel will shoot itself out of a cannon and magically land on the feeding tray. Which will really stink because besides a frozen face, I got a metal splinter in my thumb trying to outsmart a creature that is smaller than our cat.