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Secret Squirrel Swap

Posted by beth_b_Kodiak ak zone 1 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 30, 05 at 9:35

I don't know about you, but, I tend to get a bit squirrley in Jan and Feb when I can't get into the dirt to play and even the winter sow pots show no signs of life. So to help pass the time... how about a secret squirrel swap. You will send and receive three packages. oOe in Jan and two in Feb approx two weeks apart.
Rules will be: maximum cost of $5.00 per package. Stuff that you make yourself or find squirreled away somewhere around your house is even better and all must relate somehow to squirrles, trees, or nuts.
This is your chance to be creative, funny or a bit squirrley and help to bring some smiles to a fellow gardeners face.
Anybody interested?


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ooooo! I love squirrels! Although, I think I am more of a pack-rat ;)
Please count me in!

Shannon


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  • Posted by Mellen 5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 30, 05 at 14:32

Yep, sign me up. (I live in the trees with the squirrels.) ; P Mellen


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yep I have a few squarrels here to share with someone :)) & looks as if the local NUTS are going to be here so I don't feel out of my tree :))))

susie


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Would love to join this one :)
I got my first seed catalog for 2006 in the mail today....
Talk about going "nuts" LOL!!!
PLMK the details :)
Trish


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Please count me in. i may be in the rat catagory alo.Looks lke my favorite nuts are in this one, so I must be also. Thankyou for another great idea Beth


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beth

count me in - i am not much of a squirrel, but i certainly qualify as nuts, so that should count.

thanks for hosting.

nice to see all the players so far :)

earthly/maryanne


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Count me in too!
This sounds like sooo much fun!


Deb/IL.


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DebbyA, glad to have you sign up for the swap but, your email is blocked for replies. You can unblock it by going to your member page and changing it there OR you can just email me direct.
Hope to hear from you again so you can join all the other nuts and squirrels in the Tree House.
Everyone else... welcome to the Tree House. Looks like this will be a real nutty bunch. Those of you who claim to be "Pack Rats" should have some interesting things to pass on to your fellow Squirrels.


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I'm also glad to see some of my favorite "nuts" here, lol!
I learned "pack-rattery" from my mom =) We grew up poor, so I learned to save everything!

Happy New Year everyone!
Shannon


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I would like to join in, too!
Beth, I am a packrat who is trying to reform. We are heading into the New Year; right?
Too bad we can't send live squirrels... I really think we have an excess here. LOL


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Thanks Beth for explaining how to unblock my email, I just did. I didn't know it was even blocked.
I'll send you an email with my info.

Deb/IL.


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I have addresses for most of you from other swaps. If you are not sure.... then send me an email with your real name, GW name and snail mail address. Do not post your address here. Soon "Secret Squirrel" will start traveling to each tree house in this swap looking for his favorite snacks. If you are the first person to guess and feed him his favorite snack he will come back and bring you a prize. There may be a "second place" prize too.
Also be thinking about how things you send will relate to trees, nuts and squirrels. Someone asked about craft supplies,,,, well if it's shiny the squirrel will stash it in his nest just because it catches his eye. If it soft or warm he might want it to make his nest warm and cozy. What else can you think of??
I'll take sign ups for a few more days and then start sending you your buddy's info.
Hope to have first round ready to mail about the tenth of Jan.


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I have a squirrelly question =) Is the $5 limit for gifts or postage?

waiting for the squirrel to visit my nuthouse ;)
Shannon


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Looks as if I will be sending in a flat rate box for the nuts I got for my squirrly friend would out weigh the postage :)))

can hardly wait to hear who she is :)))

susie


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Beth, please include me~ I'll email you my info. Thanks this sounds like fun....hummmm got my squirrely hat on and having some really nutty thoughts! (Course that could be from all the cold meds!) lol


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beth, i am almost positive you have my address, but in the event you no longer do, please let me know and i send.

i've got a whole theme going in my head. looking forward to getting my pal's name :)

wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year.

earthly


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Shannon, the $5.00 limit is for the gifts. By shopping flea markets or your own attic you could come up with some real clever things. Hope the postage won't be a burden. I'm with Susie on those flat rate boxes and even the $3.95 flat rate envies.
Hey Sassy I'm on cold meds too and I hardly ever get sick. There is not much Flu around here but lots of adults with colds and sore throats anv even ear aches. Looks like a tough winter. Hope everyone has stashed away lots of nutty stuff.
Earthly, I think I have your address. If not I'll let you know tomorrow. BB


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Is it too late for this one???
Jeanette


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Hi Jeanette, It's not too late at all. If you'd like to join.... we'd love to have you. You are just nutty enough to fit in with the rest of this crew, And, judging from the snacks you provided wnen daughter Kate and I visited, I KNOW secret squirrel will love visiting you and Ali.
I'll take sign ups for about two more days and then assign pals so you all have your address and are ready to mail on or about the 10th.
I plan to have Secret Squirrel start making the rounds for his snack search on Thursday. Wow, that is tomorrow already. He will need a head start if he is going to be able to visit everyone looking for his favorite snack by the end of Feb. He will arrive with a small snack for you and a packet of address stickers. You get to keep the snack he brings. Give him something else that you hope he will like better and send him off to the next person. (keeep it small and light. It's a snack not a meal and he is a pretty small squirrel. Pick the address that seems nearest to you. They will post when he arrives and what snack he brought. In the end he will return home to me to pick up the prize for the first player who gave him his favorite snack. He actually has two favorite snacks and if he finds BOTH, there will be two prizes.
Meanwhile you will be sending three envelopes to your squirrley pal. One in Jan and two in Feb. Maximum cost $5.00 per package and all must relate somehow to squirrels, nuts or trees. Use your imagination, be creative, be a little nutty here and most of all.... Have Fun.


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Hi Beth :)
I was wondering, may we send things that are not "squirrel" related, but are garden related??
PLMK :)
Blue Skies!!
Trish


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Hi Trish There is not much that goes into a garden that you can't relate to squirrels some way. They will dig up, chew up or tear up most anything. I think that is why we have such a love hate thing with squirrels in our gardens. They are cute as can be but....
Anyway, TRY to figure some way to relate your things to the theme if you can. Stretch your thoughts and don't forget about all the things that grow on trees and/or are made from trees too. That includes tea coffee and chocolate paper pencils fruits etc.


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Oh~~~~Beth, Beth, Beth.....I got your number girl! I have some cute things set aside for this robin, but the best one of all is set aside for you, our squirrely hostess! lol The funny thing is...I've had this set aside for several months, and just hadn't found the right "nut" to send it to, lol, but since this robin was your brainstorm, its the perfect surprise for you! lol Once you receive it....you'll understand! Please email me your address! (note: my pal will still get her 3 packages)

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I still need snail mail addresses for some of you who are already signed up.
DancingMoons, Sandlapper, Earthly, and Sasssy
I'd like to still sign up a couple more people. Any newbies wanting to get in ??? Is there anyone else from AK?? That would be way cool and I know we have squirrels up here. They raid my bird seed.


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did I miss something some where about sending 3 packages ??? I thought this was a one time send to
another one of our nutty friends type of robin ???

If you all will put up a special feeder just for your squirrel & keep it filled they will usually leave other plants alone. that is what I'm finding here & I have woods on on 4 sides of me with 100's of the critters.
but I have a feeder 200 yards from my gardens for the deer & the sqirrel & possum, & the raccon but I plant
corn , pumkins , & have apple trees , & thats what they gert feed over the winter months, I have to wade out in the snow but this year has been very mild.

the point is if you feed them they won't have to search else where . ask your local stores what they do with the old veggies they have to throw out .
you can get barrels of stale bread from the bread store.
CHEAP"

sorry for rambling this morning guess just because today is the day I go pick up my bread for the
wild birds, daddy loves to feed them.

well beth please let me know if we are fixing up one or 3 boxes ok :)))

susie


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Beth you can email me at:

sassyd@sccoast.net or
sassyd@hotmail.com

Diane


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Beth where are you? I am ready for my nut pal


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she maybe having problems logging in as many others has.
we might have to rmail her.
can hardly wiat to send to my nutty friend
whom ever it might be :)))

susie


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I got an email from Beth Friday that said she has not been able to log on to Gweb for a few days. Let's hope this site pulls its head out of its... um... Hiney soon so we can all get on with life =)

Shannon


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I sent an email to beth last thursday/friday but not heard back from her .
maybe if someone can let her know to send us a email reply to all we can communicate that way.
till she can get logged back on .
I'm sure the site will be better soon .
once they get rid of all the old users name that are no longer with the site.
can you imagine all the unused users name & that is not going to be a easy task for them .
its like cleanning out your computor but they have triple more files .

we just have to be patient and hope for a greater
out come . well better get my day going.
have a great one my friends .
beth hope you get on soon .

susie


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By now, each of you should have an address of where to send your Squirley surprises.
The Squirrel himself is here and ready to go. He will leave for the warm and sunny SE US in the morning IF they don't call me in to work tonight. He has his snack all packed and he is napping quietly waiting for his trip to begin. I hope he finds BOTH of his favorite snacks along the way.
BB


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i got my name beth, thanks

looking forward to this, although i am not sure i am following the snack thing...

can i assume you have my address?

our weather today was beautiful, couldn't have asked for a nicer "winter" day. i think we almost hit 60! strange how the seasons are just not true to their season anymore.

hope everyone is well.

regards,
earthly


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My SQIRREL box on the way to my nutty friend :))
enjoy the treats.
conf# 0304 1070 0000 6610 3775

susie


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I'm putting together a nutty package =D I will have to wait to send on payday, we just sank our last dime into truck repairs =( Hey, at least its on the road again! lol!

Thanx again for hosting, Beth =)
Shannon


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He will leave for the warm and sunny SE US......hummmmmm!
Is it Trick or Treat? lol

Gonna try to get mine flying tommorrow!

Beth, you are tooooooo nutty! lol But there again.....good thing come to that most nutty! (author.... sassyd) LOL

I'm still not sure we've figured out your puzzle, but how you approve, just has to be squirrel themed right?

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Well, the squirrel is on his way. He will be going around , like a RR but just trading and looking for snacks. Sure, kinda like trick AND treat. He will bring you a treat and you will give him one for the next person he visits. Try to keep total weight under a pound and he'll fly for $4.05 I missed by 2 ounces and if I had time I would have switched from the box to a bubble envelope. That may have been enough to make the difference.
I also mailed my first surprise to my squirrley friend. No shaving legs on this one. It's winter and what's a little fur among friends. LOL
What you send to your pal should be somehow related to squirrles, trees or nuts (guess that means trees too).
What you give the traveling squirrel, must be edible, lightweight and something you think a squirrel will like to eat, or maybe drink. Instructions are in the package.
I camp a lot and have had squirrels steal granola bars out of my hand and chew through a plastic jar to get at peanut butter but neither of these things is SS's FAVORITE snack.
BB


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My squirrel package is addressed and ready to go - will take it to the post office today or tomorrow. That squirrel must have been hibernating lately because he didn't have lots of good stuff tucked away in his nest. I will have to send him scavenging so the next package will have more interesting stuff!
Beth, you were very creative with this swap! Getting curious to see this squirrel who will be coming to us to "tick ot treat" - LOL


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my squirrel is "flying...away....today.."
USPS Deliver conf. # 03052710000205175738


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My package went out today! USPS tracking 0305 0830 0002 4989 9552.


Deb/IL.


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I guess the best....really should be saved for last, huh?
lol

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OH MY GOSH!!! Did i get a box today!!! WOWOWOWOW!! It is truly amazing, and so very creative and thoughtful!!!!
These are some of my goodies!!!
2006 Farmers Almanac (have been looking for one!)
500 piece puzzle!!
large bag of plant food!!
mini greenhouse! too cool, now i definately need to winter sow!
The coolest Illuminated Christmas tree ornament that changes colors!!
Bird millet
Popcorn (yum!!)
Assorted dog treats, and lots of dog toys! My yorkie stole one right away and started playing LOL!!
Cat food..for my 2 kittes!
A pet hairbrush
A great Squirrel feeder!! this is wonderful as i always wanted one!!
Assorted candies ..love um!
The most favorite thing i got, although i am thrilled with everything is this wonderful framed print that says:
Home, sweet, happy, loving wonderful. Home" with a beautiful picture of a roses growing on a trellis...It is wonderful!! I have the perfect place to hang it, and will think of my "nutty" pal everytime i look at it!!!...I dont know if we are supposed to tell who our squirrely pal is, but i have too, as she did the most wonderful, thought, creative job on this box! That you so much Susie!
GWeb: SKOHLER !! :) YIPPIE !! Susie, you are wonderful!! I am thrilled, thank you so very much!
Blue skies!
Trish


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well beth did say feed our squirrely Friends :))
as for the xmas ornament it had a squirrl in it & I thought it was cute . I m sorry when I got back from the post office I found I forgot to put the bag of gorumet
squirrel mix for give me but I tried to squeeze 2 boxes into 1 lg box so & will get the rest to you in the next box . glad you enjoyed th e box and all arrived safly.
susie


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I got to the post office today so the package to my pal is in the mail. I have a confirmation number but wasn't sure if we needed one or should post it so waiting to hear.
We have been having beautiful weather the last few days - in the 70s. Sure doesn't feel like January, but I love it!


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Ok It looks like I need to clear up a bit of confusion here, I had a couple people email off the forum and ask about the gift limit. Yes it is $5.00 unless it it something you made or "found squirreld away in your nest". Also I think Sue sent a combined package. It sure sounds like a treasure trove.
I mailed in a priority envelope and you don't need to feel obligated to send a big boxful of stuff. Try to be creative in what you send but, like the Squirrel ornament..... if it's really squirrley and you just "gotta send it" then go ahead. That's part of being squirrley.
I did not request delivery confirmation because as Jeanne says it is NOT insurance that the package will be delivered. It is just for tracking and keeping tabs on when it gets there. For a $5.00 package it is scarcely worth the bother. I leave that as being optional. If it makes you feel better, then spend the extra 50 cents. 50 cents doesn't buy much, no matter where you spend it.


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What a great surprise - secret squirrel is here for a visit! He was happy to climb out of his box and to see the warm weather and the sunshine. However, he is having to stay "up high" because my dog is sure that he arrived as a dog toy for her! I have him sitting on the VCR where he can look at the window at his SC cousins.
The snack that came in the box included Snickers bars and hot chocolate. Yum!
Thanks so much, Beth, and I'll be sure to buy a snack for the next person and send him on his way. (I guess with the holiday on Monday, he will go out on Tuesday. Hope that's soon enough.)

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My first squirrelly stash is on its way... to a nearby treehouse!

Shannon


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Jeanne....how cute! You meanie...makin' him sit there and what his friends playin' outside like that! lol

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Diane


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My first squirrely package arrived!
In it was a box of Aplets & Cotlets (apple & apricot candy that has a layer of ground walnuts on the bottom). It was really delicious and different!
Also, a cute sunflower kitchen towel and a page of dog stickers. Thanks so much for the nice package secret squirrel!

Deb


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Jeanette, the email to you "bounced" so I sent your info by snail mail. Hope it arrives in the Saturday mail. Meanwhile, you can be searching for squirrley things to send. Sorry about the delay but I don't want you to be left out. BB


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yes I combined 2 boxes into one my other will go out on monday if all gose well .
have had wounderfull weather & Now it is cold & snowy.
happy saturday to all :))

susie


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I got a box !!! great books, one folder of printed out annual and perrenial info cute note cards 2 pkgs of seeds and all kinds of goodies, crackers and cheese, almond clusters, choc covered raisns, sunflower seeds, smuckers peanut butter and more, no name tho. she is from ct. Thankyou whoever you are. I love it all, your the best.


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my first package arrived and a lot of thought went into it too. there was an entire story included -- "january adventures of bushy, a south carolina squirrel" which related everything in the box to a squirrel. Jeanne (sandlapper) what an imagination you have -- what a great idea.

thank you so much for my box of goodies. just like you predicted, the puppy thought it was for him, so when i got to the dog ball he was happy to see he was remembered and is now gladly tearing it apart!

in my box was a yearly planner and a smiley face pencil, some "nesting" materials for the squirrel, note cards, plant food. a wonderful cookbook of west virginia honey recipes (we are eyeing that one now), address labels, a wonderful pansy-scented candle, snowmen (cloth) napkins, some rhinstone letters, beaded butterflies, flowers nad a suncatcher paint set. last but not least, peanuts!

jeanne, i love the letter/story. you really did a great job of putting this package together and i thank you kindly.

regards,
maryanne/earthly


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well I just came home to feed my babies & get them tucked in for the night ,Before I go back to sit with marykay my elderly friend at the trailer park :))
But I just had to take time to post the box I got today from my squirrely friend.

garden_witch :))) & what a nice box it is .
my nutty friend sent this squirrel
2 xmas santa's , 3 packs of French vanilla coffee,
3pks of seeds sunflower "discovery mix,sunflower "kong"
& Dicentra spectabilis Bleeding Hearts AKA Squirrel corn
can hardly wait to plant these.
dangly beads , a votive Holder with a beeswax candle hand made & a bar of homemade soap as for the name of it my new puppy must have taken the tag of it for I can't find it but smells maybe vanilla I think :))
SNICKER MINI"S also .
thank you garden_witch going to enjoy the coffee in the morning :)))
have a great night to all

susie


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Ok I'm posting a pic, but you can't see everything from my secret squirrel from IL (I'm guessing?) Thank you so much, just great! And I apologize for not getting this posted yesterday....

Ok, let me get all of this~~~~The cutest seed/bulb tote (which I totally intend to make a cute flower arrangement in), 2 Narcissus bulbs "Paperwhites", (luv em' don't have em'),
Alluim bulb "Purple Sensation" (Squirrel gonna get kicked in the butt!) lol I have wanted that for along time! Puschkinia Libanotica bulbs (Beautiful!), Hardy Banana Tree bulb (Looking forward to that one too!)

Seed~~~~Snapdragon "Magic Carpet", Verbena, Hardy Hibiscus, Moonflower "White", Cypress Vine, Blue Eyed Grass & Dianthus "Microchip x Zing Rose"/

AND: She made sure she had the cutest little labels on every single thing! (Very thoughtful you are....)

Also included: plant labels (needed badly) A copy of Country Woman Magazine, the cutest little garden journal (So pretty) &

Receipes for:

Glazed Raspberry Pie (DH has already told me i'm sub.ing strawberries, lol)
Savory Swiss Cheesecake (OMG....looks to die for!)
Lemon Fruit Dip (Looks Yummy!)
Basil Tortellini Soup (Girl, I know I'm trying this!)
Peanut Butter Baskets (I doubt they'll EVER get to see the baskets!) lol

And most special~~~~The cutest little hand written note saying "Squirrel..Seed/Bulb Repair Kit! Now isn't that the cutest?????

Thanks so much for everything, you're a doll!

Again, please forgive me for not posting sooner! Here's a peek gals.....

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hmmmm, secret squirrel swap

are we supposed to keep our identities a secret? what's the official rule on this?


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Hi Earthly, No "official" ruling on the identity question. It would be fun to remail anonomus (SP??) but for many of us that would not be possible. Several are "only one in the state", so a look at the postmark is a giveaway.
I personally never try to guess I enjoy the extra suspense but for someone who is dying to know it is not difficult through checking states and zones to eliminate most of the players.
I used to use Jeanette (number1 angel's) address for all my swaps but she has moved. I also used to send packages to my daughters to mail from various places.
So,No rule except if you want to be secret... give it a try.


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Squirrley facts

98% of a squirrel's energy relates to FOOD. A squirrel eats MORE than it's entire body weight in food every week.
A squirrel's prefered position for eating is sitting on his hind legs BUT a squirrel can eat in any position including up side down.
Squirrels bury nuts for winter but then can not remember where they burried them.... sound familliar?


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Beth-- I would like to blame 'not remembering' where anything is on the fact that I moved 3 times in the past 6 months---BUT---fact is I could probably hide my own easter eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahaha!! This is a great idea--my squirrely box will go out friday---with goodies for my
'squirrely friend'--I know my identity will not be a secret long!!:)
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wow jeanette, 3 times in 6 months. what's up with that? and LOL - you could hide your own easter eggs.

i am putting my first package together and hope to have it out by the end of the week. the weather is just horrendous today, so i think i'll stay in and vegetate.

looking forward to hearing what everyone gets, so i know i'm on the right trach. my brain is a little blurred with this one, don't know why, it should be easy, but.....

have a good day, everyone.

earthly/maryanne


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My squirrely box is on its way to Alaska! Whoooohoo, wonder who's there? *giggles* Beth I had a ball putting together a package for you & yours squirrely friends! Hope you enjoy....I mailed it yesterday via UPS track #
1z6408w10350456718.

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That's a cute trick, how did you train that little bugger, Sassy?!? lol =)

You're welcome, Sue! The soap is honey~almond milk soap =) Did you notice the little squirrel peeking out of one of the tree-Santas? Mini-snickers are better than packing peanuts anyday ;)
I was going to try to keep my ID a secret till the end, but I couldn't think of another return address to use =oP And I know Sue has mine, so...

Can't wait for my box o' nuttiness!

Shannon


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Sassy, I just love the hoola hooping squirrel. Does he live in your yard? They are so smart already... don't think I'd want to teach them any more tricks.


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Shannon...patience is a virtue! And lots of treats of course! *giggles*

Beth...he's really the sweet one, just keep him fed and he does tricks and leaves my bulbs alone! lol

Now, this sucker....you can't feed enough!
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My squirrel package arrived!!!! Thanks so much Secret Squirrel Buddy! It had several packets of seeds, hyacinth bulbs and a pot to plant them in, aromatherapy candles, a cute candleholder, body lotion, and corn to feed to the squirrels... LOL I am getting in the mood to plant lately, too.
I think I know who sent my package to me, but in case someone is trying to remain secret - I won't say.
Thanks again, Pal.


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Glad you liked your box pal, where are the treats? This squirrel wants chocolate


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The UPS Man was here and wow What A BOX of goodies he brought. A big bag of squirrley treats. All nice cozy southern hospitality type stuff that sure would not grow here.
Corn on the cob, well, ears of corn (I guess it's still a cob even though it's dry) Pecans, these squirrels will think they have gone to heaven, sunflower seeds AND a sweet potatoe. I never tried that but I bet they like it. Should I cook it or just slice it up and put it in a dish??
Then, treats for me but very appropriatly Squirrley with nuts in each one. Snickers with Peanuts and almonds M&M Peanuts, salted peanuts and a peanut bar, That should keep me going for at least a couple days.
A sachet called laundry line. It smells wonderful and and made me think about a squirrel walking tightrope on a laundry line. Cute.
There was also a boot and some magazines. I'm running low on reading material and I love the pictures in the birds and blooms.
NOW!!!! The clincher..... the greatest squirrley gift yet.... A mug with el squirrel dressed up as Seedo Bandido. Black mask, red cape, and a caption saying, "just hand over the seed and no one will get hurt". How perfect.
I can't say thanks enough. This box was full of smiled and laughs too. Wonderful job there Sassy D.


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I mailed the Secret Squirrel box with treats on Tuesday. Has someone received it? Beginning to worry a little. It didn't have far to travel.


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Beth so glad you liked! It was fun, and the coffee mug is what I told you I've had for several months trying to decide which robin to use it in, then you came up with this one and I thought it was perfect! And yes, squirrels LOVE sweet potatoes! And you want to see something funny, tie a string from an ear of that corn and hang it from a tree branch, lol You'll get all the laughs you can stand!
For the rest of you heres a pic of Beth's mug....
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Sassy, that is adorable! Where did you find it? Must have one! hehe...

Also, just checking... Beth, our second and third boxes go out in the first and last parts of February, right?

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Ok girls...the squirrel has arrived..whewwww was he glad to get out of that box, so hot here today he was sweatin'!
Got some great candy (with nuts, of course) and some Gourmet Coffee (Southern Pecan flavored) Love it! Thanks so much Jeanne! I will have this out on Monday, till then he sits on my desk watching me talk to ya'll lol

Shannon, I got that at one of my favorite places in the world....Wild Birds Unlimited, omg, I love that store!

Beth....do not cook the sweet tater! you don't even have to cut it into chunks. you can if you want, but not necessary, believe me they'll handle it!

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Hey Dianne, That sweet tater will be frozen so solid when I put it out the furry tails will not know if it is cooked or raw anyway. It is -37 tonight Good thing our squirtels have tough teeth. LOL
What kinda candy did you get??? If it is SS's favorite that puts Jeanne on the list for a prize. Pecan flovored coffee sounds goood too though I know squirrel never had that before. Glad you are getting to have a nice visit with S.Squirrel. I hope he is really enjoying his southern vacation. I'm sure ready for mine too.
Wild birds unlimited sounds like my kinda place. Maybe on my next cross country trip I'll get to shop at one. Sounds like a blast. Back to work tomorrow night and I'm taking the new mug to show it off. Thanks again.
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You pool woman! Better wait awhile I guess! Sweet potatoes last a good while, not to worry! I got M & M's with peanuts and M & M's with almonds! My fav...with a bag of chips! lol If you ever run up on a WBU you must check it out! I get into soooooo much trouble everytime I go in there! *giggles* So glad you liked the mug!

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I think you can visit the online wbu & fine a few really nice Items & get many Ideas of out door plants
for your feathered friends & more :)))

http://www.wbupleasanthill.com is just one of the links
well sunday am where has the week gone ??? its great ready :)) but now its time to get my day started .
have a great day all .
susie


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I will have to check that site out =) Thanx!

hands off my nuts!

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  • Posted by mellen 4a/5-ctrl. IA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 22, 06 at 14:58

To my secret squirrel pal who I will be sending to, I am making your "stuff" for your package today. It will go out tomorrow. Mellen


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Mellen, please don't touch the explosives.Go Seahawks


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Ok girls! The squirrel is snuggled in and on the move! Hope my squirrely friend enjoys her treats, and treats for squirrel, when he's released of course! lol This is a fun swap but I sure have no idea what i'll do for my next boxes! lol Gotta put my nutty cap back on!

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My nutty caps been on for the last few days...preparing a fun box for my squirrely friend to dig through! LOL!

When is the second box supposed to go out? The last week of January? And the last (third)... Feb. (first or second week)?

Help organize this squirrel! She needs to know! ;)

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WOWIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Earthly!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I recieved my 3 packages all at the same time--and I didn't mind at all Maryanne!! But I will list them all --in case you have sent the special something that the traveling squirrel is looking for---here goes:
'gardening package'
4 packs of seeds
mini rose bush
narcissus bulbs
plant stake
wood plant markers and pen
gone gardening sign
welcome gnome
'paper package'
planner
journal
calendar
Better Homes and Garden mag-Feb issue
desktop papers
'food package'
choc. covered cherries--nuts--assorted fillings
caramel corn
cinnamon coated roasted cashews
milk chocolate
beer bread mix
garlic dip
spinach dip
I don't know where to start!!!! Thank you sooooooooooooo much--
Now I can just sit back-- and watch to see what everyone else gets!!(while I am eating chocolates and cinnamon covered nuts!)(mmmmmmmmmmmmmm)
Thanks for pairing me with 'Earthly' Beth--she is as great a 'partner' as you are a 'Hostess'
Have fun kids--I am watching for the traveling squirrel now!
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Wow Jeanette! sounds like earthly done good!

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angel/jeanette

i hope you weren't disappointed that it all came at once, but if it didn't, i would have had to withdrawal and i certainly didn't want to do that. so i hope i didn't ruin your fun by sending all at once. i themed them out so you would recognize each week.

i enjoyed putting the package together for you and hope you enjoy it. thanks for the kind words!

either of those two dips go so excellent with that beer bread. super delicious!

earthly/maryanne


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ok earthly, now I'm worried you even put beer in your bread?now little angel will be a saucer also. go seahawks


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Earthly--really--didn't mind at all--I am still going through the box and will enjoy it until I have used or planted or eaten everything you sent----and Veeja---don't worry--Earthly and I can handle a little beerbread!!
Sassyd--we haven't 'met' yet--happy to see you here--and YES!! Earthly did a SPECTACULAR job--I love your squirrel eating the snickers--in fact--I snickered at the snicker eating squirrel--oooh--thats bad--hahahaha--I better get back to work!!
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Wow Earthly really knows how to pack a box! I'm requesting Earthly for my next swap, LOL!

Diane,
Your siggie is soooo cute! Snickers are my favorite!
Watching that squirrel munching on it, is making me want one!

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thanks Deb, that makes me feel really special. you inspired me for "theme-ing". i was your pal in carol's secret elf swap and just loved the themed packages.

carol - i love the fact that you worry about me but rest assured, i am not much for the taste of beer, but this bread is fantastic and it calls for beer. i do believe you can use club soda, but i "borrow" a beer when i visit somewhere and then i can make it.

have a good night everyone.

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Maryanne, I have your second package all boxed up so I will get it to the post office tomorrow or the day after. So in a few days, keep a lookout for it!
Diane, the picture of the squirrel eating the Snickers is so cute. Love it!


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Box # 2 is on it's way, Earthly it starts out borrowing beer. Pal this one has a story so read notes to understand gifts. hugs carol


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My first box came today =) Inside was a gorgeous birdie candle holder, white ceramic with an iridescent glaze ~ This will go perfect with my X-mas decorations! Also two packets of seeds, one for black hollyhocks and one for 'black gem' bachelors buttons, I just love black flowers! There were also two packages of homemade turtle candies, actually made in turtle molds =) mmmmmmm chocolate!

Now, on the outside of the box was Beth's return address, but earlier she posted that she sent her package in a priority envelope.... Is my pal masquarading as our host? Or is is really Beth??? hmmmmmm....

Either way,

Thank You!!!

I'm off to eat some more turtles!!!
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HI all, I'm just catching up on the posts here and I say "go for the beer". It's gotta be better in bread than in a glass. I personally like it with steamed crabs covering it up.
Just love the Snickery Squirrel. You gals are so clever.... I'm proud to know you.
Most anytime is OK for mailing that next box. Chances are slim of the PO getting any delivered before the first of Feb.
Timing is not critical just so you get two out in Feb. (unless you are ahead and already sent all three.) I've never been ahead of anything unless it was a train. Then I'm just scrambling to get outa the way =)


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Carol, Box #2 arrived today. Wow! Thanks so much! As Carol said, there was a squirrel story. The WA squirrel is called Sherri. I probably won't remember all that was in the package but here goes: lots of yummy candy, Goldfish crackers, a magnetic shopping list, candles that smell like pies (apple, blueberry and pumpkin - they really smell good!), a scarf tie watch, the cutest radio that is pink and looks like a robot, a clear bag full of bath salts, soap, etc., and the cutest little glass ladybug that has little hearts on the end of her antenna. What a great package. Again, thanks so much!
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the "squirrel" landed today packed with snacks from sassy. inside were honey roasted peanuts, a bag of trail mix for small animals, a power bar and a can of starbucks espresso.

i'll be sending him on his way tomorrow to the next in line. am i supposed to post and say where it's going?

thanks,
earthly/maryanne


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Glad you liked your box sandlapper, hard to find stuff related to squirrels ,so I went with the story idea, the baby squirrel has batteries in it, they go in opposite of what the diagram says, glad you liked your box now to shop for number 3 do you collect anything ? thankyou carol


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Earthly, sounds like S Squirrel is doing a good job of finding snacks. Bet he is having a blast being a guest of honor in all these trees and getting the best snacks in the house. "trail mix for small animals"?? Now that sound interesting!! No need to say where he is going. He'll be there soon.
I read this in an old Horticulture magazine and wanted to share it;""With the possible exception of squirrels, gardeners may be the most aquisitive creatures on earth. Even well balance gardeners order a good number of seeds "just to try" each year, and few can leave a nursery without buying at least three things they did not need".
Guess I'm a very "well balanced" gardener because I just ordered about 25 packs from Value seed, 18 from,Pine tree, recieved an order from Sheepers and am anxiously watching for the Select Seed Catalog as I always order from them a time or two. I also sepnt a pleasant evening going through my stash..... like a miser with his money you know except that I'll share. Anybody need any seeds?
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well, the snack box is all packed up and will be out in tomorrow's mail. since i am not supposed to say who it is going to, those that are left - head's up. hope you and your squirrely friends enjoy the treats i chose for you.

i received my second package yesterday, which i am just loving. thank you so much pal (jeanne/sandlapper), i just love it.

i got a new book, in the cutest little heart canvas bag. an envelope stamper, a butterfly windsock, a set of bookplates (which are fantastic). a cute little heart body -(it's hands and legs and instead of a body, it's a heart...too cute for words) and a paint sponging kits, which i will try using on some clay flowerpots. there was also the sweets lattice type fabric heart bag filled with hershey kisses and this magnificent "tree free" journal, which is will treasure forever. jeanne, the box was full of great things, but this journal is just so unbelievable!
i love the card too, which i thank you for and i laughed when you took the "short story" route LOLOL.

thanks for everything jeanne, what a great box!

be well everyone.

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Beth, that trail mix looked good enough to eat, literly! I just about busted it open myself. lol And the power bar was all nuts of course! This is a fun robin, certainly makes you think....lol

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Just limping in to say hope to have my squirrely friends box out by friday :))
have a great day all on my way to recovery :))

hugs
susie

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hehehehe! How cute!

I also have Box #2 packed and ready to go, I should be sending this afternoon (heads up, Sue!) I even found something squirrely for Tag ;)

I am loving all these squirrel pics, where do you find them?!?!?! I think I'm going to to google squirrels ;) or I might just head straight for bed, or do some winter sowing... can't decide! But the pillows and blankies are calling my name....


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Starting Feb. 1, 2006 i will be using this email address:

dancingmoons@gmail.com

I will still be checking my old one though :)
Blue Skies!
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My second box went out today! USPS tracking 0305 0830 0002 4989 9569.

I have my third box all ready and waiting to go, but will hold it a little longer (and post when I send it).

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Sue you look so cute in your slippers! Glad you're starting to feel better, so you can chunk that walker to the side! lol Soooooo cute!

Beth, got you a new box of tricks ready to go, going to try and get them out tommrrow. Hope you like!

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Message#100 here, time to start a new page. You gals are doing a great job. Keep feeding that squirrel as he comes begging at your door. I'll start anew post for Feb.
I'm away on vacation from the first to the 8th but my upstairs neighbor will collect the mail.
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just wanted to let daningmooms Know that the box is on the way :))
beth this was fun sorry for not understanding some of the rules . but I guess as long as we can enjoy our boxes don't matter if they are early or late :))
thank you for letting me play
susie


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