Check the squirrels and woolly worms out next year.
What a winter we are having. As I write this, I am reminded of a day I witnessed this fall. It was our very first cold day of the year. I was looking out my kitchen window, when all of a sudden I watched three squirrels running down my maple tree in the back yard. It looked as though they might be going to play a game. However, a game was not on these three squirrels’ minds that day.
It looked like they had just had a meeting of the minds before they had exited that tree. What I witnessed next was both amusing and awesome. I watched those three little squirrels work tirelessly the rest of the afternoon.
As soon as one squirrel could gather nuts and run up the tree, another one would be hot on his trail taking his supplies up the tree to bury for use during the winter. They hauled off a box of my fall gatherings, I had planned to make a fall wreath with that I had sitting on my deck. They hauled nuts, sweet gum balls, burr oaks, acorns, and who knows what else up that maple tree. They seemed untiring in their efforts of planning ahead.