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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Tuesday I mentioned our squirrel proof bird feeder. It didn't deter the squirrels the first time, but this crop of squirrels it has deterred. Wait a minute 0 I wonder if I am sending them to our attic instead?

Got some tips we will be using for our squirrel hotel and a few friends mentioned they would like to see how the squirrel proof bird feeder works. Here it is. Be prepared to laugh.



And no squirrels were harmed in the making of this video. lol

Thought for the day - this past month more of my blog friends have had issues to be prayed over. I mean big issues. So silently asked for - some for friends - cancer - mental pain - money problems - frustrations. I think it has been a rough go of things. And last night I prayed a long time. And I know for a fact they have a lot of other blog friends praying for them too - not just me.

My hope is that you have a good day today - just think about this one day - and that you are 'able' enough to see some things in it that makes you happy. Things you might be grateful for. Know you are not alone.

"I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my... friends. They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!" ~ Warren G. Harding

I believe that is the job of a friend - to walk the floor at nights some times. Anyone can be an acquaintance - it takes effort to be a friend.



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55 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How funny that we would both be having squirrel issues. I just posted about mine, too! LOL! I can't get your video to load, but I'll come back and watch.

You're a good friend, Sandie. Love you...

XO,

Sheila

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You are sweet to pray for your friends. I hope things get easier for them.

Jill said...

I may have to look into getting one of those feeders.

I have also noticed lately that many blogging friends are in dire straights of one kind or another. I have been praying too.

May today be a good day...or at least a better day for everyone.

My Journey With Candida said...

Hahaha.... I have seen that happen to squirrels before. I think it was on funny videos on TV.

Hope those buggers stay out of your attic, they can do so much damage and cause fires by chewing the wires.

Jeanie said...

It does take effort to be a friend and to have a friend, but finding someone worth sharing those efforts with is a very special thing.

Whosyergurl said...

Sandie,
Good luck with the squirrels! Keep telling yourself..."I am smarter than a squirrel!" ha. (and if you can spell squirrel, you are smart, too!)
xo, Cheryl

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

We used to feed the squirrels. They're pretty smart creatures and soon or later they'll figure out a way. I don't feed squirrels or birds anymore because I don't think it's fair with my cats in the yard.

Thank you for your prayers!

Kim said...

LOVE that video. The last few seconds - just too funny!
I think it is so wonderful that through this blogging community we are able to help and support each other. I know that I have formed some friendships that have really helped me.
Have a great day :)

Sandra said...

that is tooo funny with the squirrel flipping around. lots of giggles. and looks like the perfect way to keep them from eating the seed, of course they might be eating the wiring in your ceiling. you are so right about all the friends and family and blog land needing prayers, everyone i know or talk to has a prayer need. keep praying

Changes in the wind said...

Oh for the persistence of that squirrel.........Never under estimate the power of prayer...you are a good friend.

Debbie said...

Amen about walking the floor over your friends! Now to head to the video and laugh over the squirrel repellent feeder.

ArtyMarti said...

That video is so funny. The squirrels were ingenious--trying all different kinds of tactics.

It is amazing to me that blog friends are so good--you praying for people with whom you are linked only by computer. God will bless you for your effort.
Marti

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Oh, I LOVED the Yankee bird feeder sans squirrels. Love that it's a YANKEE feeder, too. ha hahahhahaha Let's hear it for the Yankees! woo hoo

On behalf of all the sweet bloggers out there, I thank you for your prayers. There is such power in prayer.

Now where do you GET a Yankee? Birdfeeder, that is. ha ha Wonder if they cost an arm and a leg.Sincerely, Susan

Susan said...

p.s. LOVE the girl with your signature today, too! You GO girl! Susan

Belle said...

Many of us are going through difficult times. I remember the times my blogging friends said they were praying for me. It meant so much and I know God was able to help me even more! Thanks for your prayers.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That was so hysterical! And your statement of friendship is really true. I've been praying for quite a few friends of mine lately. Hope your day is good!

Clint said...

That's the first feeder I've seen that really works to deter those rodents.

No squirrels were harmed in the filming? Pity. :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That squirrel looks very familiar. Yes, yes, that is him. That's our Hermie, or is is Joey, or Bernie, or Ralph. They are all brothers you know and nothing stops their quest for food. They have broken a few squirrel-proof feeders, but don't go near the squirrel feeder we put up for them.

That corgi :) said...

I knew of a lady once who asked God to wake up friends in the middle of the night to pray for her; so when I would wake up in the middle of the night, I'd say a prayer for her. We do need to do life with friends at our side, encouraging them, praying for them, helping as we can. It is sad times we live in; so much going on. But we just continue on and trust in God; what else right?

betty

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That is a funny video...thanks for the chuckle! I almost feel sorry for the squirrel.
I think there are no better friends than those who will pray for each other. You are a special person to do that!
Have a great day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thank you for your prayers! I know it has made a difference. You are so important to my life. hugs, Linda

Sush said...

Loved that squirrel feeder and I have tons of squirrels in my yard. Will be looking for that one at my local bird feeder store.

Prayers go out for all that are in need yours and the worlds...
Hugs~

Prasetyo said...

I'm just blogwalking and stop here. Also, you has a great blog. Dont forget to visit me back. Thankyou.

Carol said...

Rally Squirrel....okay, you might have to live in STL to appreciate that one.

Sending prayers your way for all of your friends in need.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

I do hope your friends are doing well! So much pain and difficulties these days.
Love the bird feeder, ha!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Melanie said...

Amusement ride for squirrels! :)
Hope you're having a good day, Sandie.

SweetMarie said...

This video is hilarious! I'm glad the squirrels aren't harmed.:) It actually looks like they could be having fun!
Thank you for your prayers!
Love,
Marie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for showing the video. I love it! That is so funny. What a great product. Hope you have a blessed day.

SweetMarie said...

Almost forgot...LOVE your colorful header!

TexWisGirl said...

prayer can be a powerful force. and those of us that care for one another across the blog universe are grateful to give and receive support from this huge pool as we need it. :)

The Boston Lady said...

This was just what I needed to hear today! It is so true, it is our friends that keep us up and worried (as well as family, but that goes without saying). Thank you Sandie for your comforting words and we had a yankee clipper. The squirrels always seemed to know when it ran low on batteries! Ann

blueviolet said...

Seeing the squirrel on the merry-go-round is too much fun!

laurie said...

thankgoodnes no swuirrels were injured!!! lol, I laughed hen I saw that!!!!!
I tried to email, I'm not sure if its working,, thankyou for tracking me back to my new blog,, I left a trail,, lol,,

Remington said...

I LOVE squirrels! I have many for friends. It is so nice that we all have special people in our lives that care enough to pray for us....

Patti said...

Oh, yes, Sandie, anyone can be an acquaintance, but it takes effort to be a friend. I think that's why most people have so few true friends. It's just easier to be an acquintance, isn't it?

Want to know how I dealt with the squirrels awhile back. At that time, we had a fountain near our bird feeder, and the fountain was turned on and off through a switch in the house. Well, if I would see a squirrel getting ready to jump from the fountain basin to the bird feeder, I would turn the fountain on...the sudden noise/action of the water would startle the squirrel and he would run away. Of course, he probably came back 2 minutes later when I wasn't looking anymore.

Blessings and hugs,
Patti

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Sandie you got the kindest heart. I mean that. When I started to read through your post...and watched the goofy squirrel go round and fling off...I laughed and then your post....heartfelt...and I'm so with you....Tons of hugs to you Gayle....You know I'm always in your corner....

Janie Fox said...

you are a good friend. I am blessed to call you friend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I would find that feeder highly entertaining:@)

Ann said...

That is funny with the squirrels. I think I've seen that before.
I know what you mean about all the friends in blog land. I've been sending up quite a few prayers lately too

Ginny said...

This is funny!! I haven't seen this feeder! You must get a barrel of laughs at the window. I love how you say it is a friend's job to walk the floor for their friend!!!

Andrew said...

Brilliant Sandie... and you may know by now I am a big fan of moving pictures. xx

Michaele said...

I think I know what you mean. It seems every other blog I read speaks of illness or loss. I think the season has something to do with it. My prayer list is getting quite long. But I don't mind. So many are suffering.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I've found that blogging has increased my prayer time, too, Sandie. Guess that is one more good thing about it. blessings ~ tanna

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Something was in our walls, but it fell out, I think.
Its gone now
love
tweedles

soraya3 ღ said...

nice post thanks for sharing... loves soraya

Flora said...

Sandi...you are a great blog friend! Take care.

Jamie Brook Thompson said...

New follower! I've been going through some major growth now that I've put my first novel out for the world to read. During this process I've found a FRIEND. A woman I've laughed with, cried with, and argued with (dang writing critiques). Your post on the friend thing hit close to home for me. Thanks!
Jamie

SavannahGranny said...

Love the sentiment of Warren G. Harding.
Sorry about the squirrels. We are having deer problems.
I got the biggest kick out of my "bling" gift from you. Sometimes I put it on and wear around the house for several hours at a time. Thanks for including everyone.Hugs, Ginger

Love Of Quilts said...

Beautiful header . Trish

Rhonda said...

Love the comments on the squirrel issues but oh my oh wow did your autumn trees catch my fancy this morning as I clicked on your blog...just beautiful ... JUST BEAUTIFUL !!!!

Catherine said...

Hahahaha...oooo this is funny! Those little squirrels have met their match. But it looks like a fun ride! They would pay big bucks to go on that twirly ride at Disneyland! ;)

Happy weekend!
xo Catherine

Simply Debbie said...

Sandie,
you are awesome...you are a friend to many...just read the precious comments left for you
I cannot think of a greater gift than to have a praying friend
Thanks for stopping by today...always enjoy your visits
hugs
love

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Still can't make that video load, Sandie, but I know it's funny!

XO,

Sheila

Eva Ason said...

Great post Sandie,
I really liked the movie with the bird feeder :)
I really appreciate your friendship!
Have a lovely Friday my friend!
Hugs & Blessings!

Thisisme. said...

Hi there Chatty. Loved the squirrel video. Personally I think he's having great fun with it. Like you, I pray for my bloggy friends. It's so sad when you think of what some people are going through, but we are all here to support each other, and that is such a good thing.