Thursday, March 24, 2011

Extreme Home Improvement Makeover

Squirrel Edition

We have a big back yard with lots of trees. Right outside our breakfast room window is a big maple tree. A few days ago I noticed some twigs and branches in the fork of the tree trunk.

A pair of squirrels was trying to build a nest there. As with most young parents, they don't exactly know what they are doing. The next morning most of their work ended up on the ground.

They brought the twigs and leaves back up again only to have them back on the ground. This went on for three days. At that rate they weren't going to have their nest any time soon.

Schauer/Vercio to the rescue!

I found information on how to build a squirrel nesting box on the web, and Carl set out to work:

Building the box wasn't so hard. It was getting it up there.

One...

...Two...

..and three!

Success!

You'd better move in now, Scampers!

2 comments:

Lesley said...

Aww, that's so sweet of you!

Mindy said...

Well, did they move in or move on?