A Thanksgiving Letter from the Neighborhood Squirrels

I am grateful for my friend, Carol Fike, who sent me an anonymous (at the time) Thanksgiving letter from the neighborhood squirrels who reside in my backyard. The squirrels ate every tomato (24 plants worth) in my garden while they were all still green. My frustration was well-documented on Instagram. When they finished with the tomatoes, they got started on and ate the starchy, green, cotton bolls.

Trying to figure out who sent this lovely, funny, thoughtful, letter, with a gift attached (from the squirrels), was the highlight of my week. Everyone needs a Carol in their life. Thanks and love you, Carol.

The squirrels were well-mannered; they carried their food to various tabletops around the yard before eating them.

Wishing all my readers a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving Day Grace
Bless the food between us,
The home around us,
The family beside us,
and the love between us.

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15 thoughts on “A Thanksgiving Letter from the Neighborhood Squirrels

    1. It was crazy, Martha, right?! This has never happened before. Was it the same for you? It used to be they would take a few of the ripe ones, but to eat all of them green?! We trapped quite a few opossums, too, so it wasn’t just the squirrels. Thanks for writing. Judy

    1. Thank you, Margaret! Hope you and Pat had a nice Thanksgiving, too. BTW, it took me a week to figure out who sent the letter, but once I figured it out, it made perfect sense. xoJudy

  1. Hi Judy! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ve heard rubber snakes help keep squirrels away. I’m not sure if it works, but might be worth a try! You can find the rubber snakes at the dollar store!
    Best wishes for a win against the greedy squirrels!

    1. Thanks, Barb! That is a great idea. I will pick a few up the next time I see them. I love how Carol doesn’t make any promises about next year’s tomato patch. She is a jewel! Thanks for writing!

  2. 😂😂😂😂 what a great Mail day. Although, I am very sorry about the loss of your tomatoes and Cotton balls. 😕I have given up planting pots of flowers and veggies due to the squirrels AND the chipmunks!

    1. I hate that for you. You could put some netting around your pots. What about setting out Have-a-Heart traps and relocating them? I hate to see anyone stop planting vegetables. They are such a joy to watch grow. Thanks for writing!

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