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Storing Food for Winter


Linc is at it again. Doesn’t he look happy?


And why shouldn’t he? The two filbert trees in the front yard have been harvested several times by the people,

but still, a lot of nuts are falling to the ground every time a breeze blows by.

Linc wastes no time in getting down there to retrieve them.

Yesterday I took pictures of his stash, and so, having been discovered, he has found a new hiding place.

He doesn’t spend any more time than necessary out in the open; just long enough to determine if there is a nut in the fallen husks.

When he looked up to the deck of the house, he knew someone was watching him, and made a dash for safety up the trunk of the black walnut tree.

He was soon down again though, and scampered at high speed to a new location for his stash behind the woodshed.

I tried taking a video of him rushing out into the open to grab a filbert for his winter food supply but Linc is so fast, that when I tried to keep the camera focused on him, it was hard to keep him in the picture at times. The video is wobbly and not great quality, but you can see him peeling the husk from the nut and running away with it. The second nut in the bunch was a bad one as you might be able to see in the video.



I’m sure he’ll be back again tomorrow. He does most of his work in the early morning, when it’s still quiet in the neighbourhood.

He must have a lot of winter food put away by this time, judging by how quickly he works.


Author: wordsfromanneli

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25 thoughts on “Storing Food for Winter

  1. He is amazingly fast! Zoooom! ❤️

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  2. That is so cute! I love how fast he moves and his determination in finding his food to fill the stash for winter. Really sweet video!

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  3. Cute 🙂
    I am sure he has a sticker somewhere that say’s :
    Life is Good !

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  4. Can we see him smiling, with the two nuts in the photo? I think so! You’re a squirrel of the best sorts as well; a table of filberts; and two bins of squash.

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  5. I think you’re going to have to set up a guestroom for him, Anneli!

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  6. He is such an adorably busy guy! 🙂


  7. Wow! He doesn’t waste any time!


  8. You are lucky to have him as a tenant! I’m sure his cuteness overcomes his bad habits.


  9. He is so very sweet! I hope you left enough nuts for him to get him through the winter.

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  10. Amazing! New England is inundated with squirrels this year.


  11. They’re cute little creatures, aren’t they?

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  12. One contented looking squirrel. Looks like he’s hit the jackpot.

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  13. He’s one quick, little nimble guy. He looks like a skinny monkey. It was fun to see Linc in action.

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  14. What a speed! He’s in a good shape.

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