|Naughty Raccoon Raiding Suet Feeder|
|Baby Squirrel on the Suet Feeder|
We will try the suet cakes with hot pepper to determine if the mammals don't like it. For the blackbirds, we may stop using the suet cakes with seed and just use plain old suet. Last night something took down two suet feeders. One with suet , one empty. The poor baby woodpeckers are having a hard time. A bluejay tried to chase the baby red squirrel, whom I do not really begrudge his portion. I begrudge the big squirrels, raccoons and blackbirds big time.
Why doesn't one of those damn bigs hawks carry off a squirrel of a jay? Every year it's a battle. In the meantime, the American Goldfinches are draining the thistle seed. That's O.K. There are territorial battles and the males don't get along at all. As usual, the women and children do.
The garden is water-logged from all the rain and the thyme looks sad. Too much agua.
I prepared a fine dinner tonight--broccoli quiche, homemade herb bread, grapefruit and avocado salad, and now the guests blew a tire and will be late, late, late. Yeast bread waits for no man. Oh yes, there's also fresh blueberry bread and berries for dessert. We'll eat it whenever. And enjoy it. Just like those #*!!*% raccoons.