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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Caring for our Squirrels while at 7th North American Mushroom Conference in New Orleans

On Thursday, March 3 of 1988, we both had put out the entire box with pecan nuts, on our patio.

This was meant to feed our 'tamed' squirrels that would be without us for a while, while we drove to New Orleans for attending the 7th North American Mushroom Conference, see link below post.


On February 19, we did purchase these Pecans at the Rotary Club's auction.
So we put the box on the patio, under the roofed area.
Right away our furry friends showed up!


Ah, you got us pecans...?
We thought that they each day would get some to EAT!


Nope, they went to the bottom of that box, the very day we put them out!
They buried them in our yard!


All tuckered out, on the tiles of our patio...
We were hoping that they would find all their burial spots!

Below you find previous posts about the Conference we both were heading to:


7th North American Mushroom Conference at The Roosevelt in New Orleans | previous post by me

Review Quotation: Pieter J.C. Vedder; One of the Best Teachers in Mushroom Growing in the World | previous post by me where Pieter's boss compliments him at the 7th North American Mushroom Conference we went to...

7th North American Mushroom Conference Pieter J.C. Vedder CO₂ and Temperature Management | previous post with lecture that Pieter gave

26 comments:

  1. So cute. They know how to plan for the future. :) My Mammaw had a pecan tree in her front yard and she always had shelled pecans in her freezer for us to eat. They were so good.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Yes, they are in general hard working and smart.
      We have each afternoon tea and mixed unsalted nuts. The shelled pecans from Costco are the best!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, I would not have wasted the pecans on the squirrels. I would have eaten them myself, and gotten the squirrels a box of acorns. It is no surprise that they took them all the first day. After all, they had no idea how long this sudden bounty was going to last!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      No they were not wasted on the squirrels, we got so much back from them, it was so much fun to watch them play. But who would have thought they would get to the bottom of this box, right away...?!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Wait, I have a question. Did any pecan trees start growing in your yard? --Jim

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    3. Dearest Jim,
      Not that we know... Campbell Soup made us move up north by October 19 of 1988...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Oh I bet they knew exactly where they had 'stored' them Mariette 😉 They are so darn cute with those big bushy tails 💙 Happy weekend to you both ✨

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Hopefully they remembered where they buried them!
      Cute they are, they also know how to play. They were tamed by us and I could hand feed them. They jumped at Pieter's short when he was walking in the yard. Such rascals.
      We never had this kind of experience again and sure not with having kitties...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    You are indeed kind to feed your little guys pecans. Ours have to make do with peanuts!
    Love that last picture. He/she certainly enjoyed the nuts!

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      We always loved our garden critters.
      The last picture he's tuckered out from running back and forth to hide them; not from eating!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. What a beautiful squirrel. We have one that visits our garden every now and then.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      We had several of those cute ones. One mama squirrel that I tamed had two boys... they were the cutest 'pets' we ever had. Sadly we had to move away.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. The all tuckered out image is hysterical!! Wishing you and Pieter a good weekend. I don’t know whether I have ever shared this ~~~ my Norfolk Island Pine is named Pieter.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      It was hysterical watching them work so hard! They felt safe and quite at home to lay like that on our patio...
      No, you never revealed that part. Hope it thrives well under that name. Ours, as a pot plant on the patio got too tall and kept blowing over by the heavy storms when the hurricane season was not too far away. So we got rid of it. It is hard to handle those prickly stems!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, the cutest pets we ever had. Yes, we tamed them, at least some of them and they were funny.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Unos simpáticos amigos, que acude siempre en busca de alimentos.

    Son encantadores.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Eran amigos muy lindos, casi como nuestras mascotas y vinieron por la comida de hecho. Incluso podría llamarlos. Pero esto fue hilarante cómo vaciaron toda la caja en un día...
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  9. Che belle foto con gli scoiattoli,buona giornata Mariette!

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Sì, erano i nostri animali domestici addomesticati. Creature molto carine e giocose che ci è piaciuto anche rovinare.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  10. Too Cute - Also, Really Enjoyed The Paint Post - Be Well

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Thank you and these 'tamed' squirrels were quite a riot! We missed them so much after we had to move...
      The paint job paid for itself when we had to sell our home; it was a quality job.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Oh this is so cute! Lucky squirrels getting yummy pecans! I do wonder if they can remember all the spots they buried their pecans but I guess they do somehow :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Those guys were super cute and they sure loved their food.
      Guess they know pretty well where they buried their pecans, maybe even they can smell them...?
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Poor thing looks exhausted...bet his tummy is full too.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      No, they did not crack, nor eat them!
      Only running back and forth to bury them...
      Indeed, poor and exhausted thing!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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