It’s finally shorts weather, and I went a little nuts today planting warm-weather seeds. In my herb garden, where a squirrel grew some corn last year, I planted to some corn. Also a random packet of sweet basil, which may or may not sprout. In the pocket where I grow a tomato, I sowed edamame, […]Read More If a squirrel can plant corn, I can too
The squirrels plant corn all over the place. You might think they’re just caching it, by hiding kernels in the ground, but in some spots it comes up spaced so evenly, it looks deliberately planted. And in this one spot, which doesn’t actually get all that much sun, somehow two years in a row now, […]Read More Even for the squirrels it’s harvest time
I did not grow this corn. Too cute. Neither did the squirrels grow this corn. Oh, no. This corn is so professionally grown, it formed as a slender extra ear clasped within the husks of a full-sized ear of corn we had for dinner. The kernels are so fine, so perfect, so fully formed, and […]Read More Unbearable cuteness of corn
The corn the squirrels accidentally planted actually set some kernels. Sure, it’s an unlovely gap-toothed grin of corn, but who cares what it looks like? It’s corn! Now I’m tempted to try growing sweet corn on purpose next year. That is, I’m just tempted enough to think about why it wouldn’t work. Not enough space. […]Read More Hey squirrels, look at the corn you grew!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, The corn is so cute, Oh, oh, oh, oh, With its tassel just so, Oh, oh, oh, oh, And the grasshopper knows, Oh, oh, oh, oh, Where the tenderest shoot, Oh, oh, oh, oh, Will not be complete, ’til it offers itself, To a hopper to eat.Read More The corn is so cute!
Two unusually tall grass plants have unveiled two flowering stalks. There’s even a couple of skinny ears forming at the bottoms. It’s corn! No way will anything come of this, but let’s see how far they get. Thank you squirrels for leaving two kernels of corn uneaten.Read More The world’s smallest corn patch
The latest addition to the critter feeders is a hanger to put dried corncobs in. This is my most successful attempt so far to get the squirrels to leave the birds more sunflower seeds. In the mornings, I often see squirrels having a leisurely breakfast, but after I fill the bird feeders, they still go […]Read More Squirrel Corn