January 17, 2011


Sorry for the delay. We're experiencing some technical difficulties with blogger. . . experimenting with other sites.

As for the title of this post, we had a couple of squatters last weekend--squirrels! You wouldn't believe the damage they can do in a couple of days! It was like something out of a bad '80's movie with Chris Farley and David Spade or something. I think those little rodents piss and shit their body weight every day or something. No pics of that, but here is what they did to just about every window in the place. Wonder if they use their teeth or claws for that?

Anyway, what promised to be a relaxing day in our cozy warm cabin watching the snow falling turned into a day of cleaning and figuring out how to lure our guests back out into the world. We figured that they came in by sliding down the chimney (Mike could see the streaks of their little claws down the length of the chimney) and couldn't climb their way back out.

We went back this weekend and are relieved to see that they did not return. Another experience in country living!


  1. Bummer! But are you sure these are squirrels? It sounds more like packrats, but I don't know if you have them in your area. You should ask some of the locals, as they probably have many long-practised solutions to keeping these critters out.

  2. Yep, it's squirrels. We caught them in the act and spent a while chasing them out. Bastards. They don't respond well to moral outrage.