year ago. These days his reactionís an eye-rolling ďYeah? Santa and what army?Ē On the other hand, heís still capable of burbling on about all the things he wants Santa to bring him, his blue eyes big as Santaís belly.
While heís compiling lists, Iíve been scouting the town to see if what he wants is even available. Though Iím beginning to suspect Iím being played, my search has an upside: itís given me a chance to see whatís out there, and to pass on my finds.
Hereís something I didnít know: the primary job of a squirrel feeder isnít to feed squirrelsóitís to bribe squirrels to stay away from bird feeders. If you know someone with a bird feeder under constant assault, wooden squirrel feeders start at $12 at the Wild Bird Center at Traver Village. If the thought of bribing squirrels is ethically repugnant, for $130 you can test your ethics even more severely with Wild Billís Squirrel-Free Bird Feeder. Itís harmless to birds but gives squirrels a small electric shock if they climb aboard.