Friday, June 12, 2009

Squirrel Tales Continued...


I thought we were finished with the squirrel invasion, but we had to bring out the trap again. After we set the trap for the last visitor and left it up for a week, the squirrel got trap-smart--because he just left and never came back! Instead, another little guy about half his size showed up. I am hoping he is as smart as the other one and just leaves without resistance!

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Every week I make a pot of vegetable soup to share with my family. For around two months earlier this year, my son, now in his 40s, was addicted to it. I would send over a pot or he would stop by on his way home from work. These past two months my 23-year-old granddaughter is the soup recipient. I started making the soup last winter and I'm not sure how long this kick will last. I use organic vegetable broth and as many organic vegetables I can find. So far the most I used at one time was 11 and never under 8. The ingredients always include cauliflower, broccoli, celery, carrots, kale, onions, one sweet potato, zucchini, and spinach. The last time I also added cabbage and a yellow bell pepper--that makes 11! Prep time time takes more time than the cooking, but start to finish, it's only about 35 minutes. Every day I eat 3 or 4 cups. I feel good after eating the soup--sorta like the feeling I get after a good workout.



5 comments:

Dee said...

That soup sounds awesome! I cook way too little these days it seems. love the squirrel picture!

Claude said...

Another squirrel?

I'm beginning to think you're doing something to attact the little varmits.

walk2write said...

I've seen your comments on Julie's and Claude's sites so I decided to pay you a visit. Your bee/sunflower pics are so vivid and beautiful. I'm not able to grow sunflowers here, and I miss them. We used to live near a field of them in Paducah, Kentucky, and the sight of them all in bloom was breathtaking. Your soup sounds delicious. I was making a pot just about every week too until it started getting really hot here a couple of weeks ago. I don't mind eating it during the summer, but no one else in the family seems interested. I noticed your wind chimes in an earlier post. Are they Corinthian Bell chimes? We bought a set that looks almost identical to yours in S. Florida a few years back at a flea market. They have such a lovely tone, very soothing.

Claude said...

Howdy... I was just on another site that was talking about natural gardening, and they said "Garlic will deter most rodents, such as rabbits, mice and rats..." They didn't say anything about the squirrels, but a squirrel is a rodent, so try the garlic powder again... no real experience with this though, just passing along what I saw....

Farm Chick Paula said...

Maybe the squirrel is coming for some of that yummy soup! LOL
I love veggie soup, too... yours sounds delicious!