Friday, June 17, 2011

Tidbits


Almost two months ago when our area endured relentless high winds for a day much damage followed...

Trees fell and the outcome was devastating. In one tree a nest of baby squirrels barely three weeks old, cold, eyes unopened and orphaned were discovered by my neighbour walking her dog. Knowing I had a soft spot for critters and having rescued several in the past she came to me and I set out to save them.

With feedings of puppy formula round the clock, they soon flourished.


Almost eight weeks later the two boys and one girl are now in the process of returning to Nature...


The peonies are at their peak in the garden right now. Sarah Barnhart's are my favourite. Their huge flowers and delicate scent fill my little cottage with unsurpassed beauty...
The aroma of yesterday's batch of rhubarb fig jam deliciously lingers in the kitchen...


I'd also like to send this special bouquet to June at 'Laughing With Angels' with the wish of a speedy recovery...

Have a wonderful weekend!

25 comments:

Larkrise garden girl said...

Ahhhhh I love the furry guys so sweet! The flowers were beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Cheri

Pomona said...

Your peonies are absolutely amazing - beautiful!

Pomona x

Catherine said...

I love it that these sweet little squirrels were saved! Oh you have a big heart my friend. I wish them all a long and happy life!!

Happy weekend to you too!
xo Catherine

Pondside said...

What a lovely, upbeat post - baby squirrels, flowers and home made jam. It just doesn't get much better than this.

Theresa said...

OMG, are they ever cute. We rescued and raised two possums a number of years ago but never squirrels.
The dogs would be sending to the Acme Company for items to get to them, just like Coyote and Roadrunner.;)
Oh, heart be still, the jam looks yummy.
Pets to Maddie and the rest of the furry friends, all of them!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Be still my heart...such darling house guests! I am delighted to know that the youngsters have had such a dear Mama to care for them. Surely you shall miss having them in the "nursery."

Enjoy a lovely weekend Susan!

Warm hugs,
Judy

Julia said...

I love Peonies! I inherited a plant when I bought this house. They are pink, don't know their name, but they are lovely!

Gods Little People said...

Aww, what a wonderful job rescuing these babies... I'm smitten!
Love your peonies - one of my absolute favorites.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Susan those peonies are absolutelly beautiful...I am trying to grow one as well and just waiting for it to flower...I've never seen a real squirrel before, not a creature we have over here.
Arm is doing well, although there is still some pain...Am using it for most things but I can't get round the back to tie my apron up...hopefully this will come in time...And yes, Winter is here....bbrrr although it is Solstice this week and I know the Sun will slowly make her way back over here...Have a wonderful week and enjoy the warmth...Dzintra

Zuzu said...

You have such a gentle heart, Susan. I'm sure June will love her little bouquet - it's gorgeous.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Zuzu

snoopydog said...

Oh how lovely those little guys are! How satisfying to know that you have them return to the wild. Beautiful peonies! Have a great week. Ros and Oscar

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a lovely post...you saved those sweet babies..bless you, my friend...i used to live in a house called Squirrel Cottage...so i have a special fondness for squirrels...love the peonies...my favorite too...and your jars of jam...well now...that just made me SMILE...

so Happy to visit you today

sending love,
kary and teddy
xo

Puddleduck said...

I'm so pleased I found your gorgeous blog! (Thank you for stopping by mine!) Your Maddie reminds me so much of my Cee-Cee!... and your blog is chock-a-block full of many of my favourite things.... I'll be a regular visitor all the way from the Land Down Under!!!

Cottage Garden said...

Oh Susan, how caring of you. Those little squirrels are the sweetest critters. I love their little faces peeping out!

Beautiful peonies - they must look wonderful in your cottage. And now I must pop over to June's - I have been away from my blog - hope its nothing too serious.

Jeanne
x

Nella said...

Oh Susan, your posts are so lovely and heartwarming. I love to come and visit and am never disappointed. Nella xo

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Squirrels saved...peonies AND rhubarb and fig jam... I'd love to taste the jam, I've suddenly realised it's out there!

Janne said...

What a beautiful person you are, and your blog is so beautiful and serene.

victorian parlor II said...

They are precious!!! God bless you for saving them:). The jelly sounds delicious and the flowers are lovely too!

Blessings,

Kim

Lana said...

Oh Susan, those little squirrels are adorable! I'm so glad you cared for them and that they are doing well.

Your blog banner is enchanting!

Carole said...

How cute are they when that little. You really have a soft stop for all creatures. I had a friend that would try running them over. We are no longer friends:)

xx
Carole
ps your peonies are gorgeous

Miss Gracie's House said...

I *love* that variety of peony...so, so pretty!
Rene

KIJONO said...

I love your photos, there great. We don't have squirrels here so they are cute to see :)

♥April Monique♥ said...

I was very happy to have found this site. I wanted to thank you for this excellent information! I have no doubt like a little and I have saved your blog to make sure you write something new on the road.

-april

Dress Philippines

oct809 said...

Can download a try.
Beats By Dre Solo
Beats By Dre Solo Hd
Monster Beats Mlb
Beats By Dre
Beats Monster By Dr Dre
Heart Beats By Dre
Beats By Dre
Wholesale Beats By Dre
Cheap Beats By Dre

Lili Li said...

Support it!
cheap louis vuitton bags
louis vuitton handbags
Louis Vuitton Key Rings