Thursday, January 22, 2009


Have you ever seen anything like this? I guess I should explain. This is a tree across the street. After I met and made friends with Mama Squirrel, she had three sets of babies here beside my house--2 sets per season. The 4th set she had across the street in this tree. I could have stood on a step stool and I would have been able to reach inside to touch the babies. But I would not let myself...

Then last spring/summer we watched to see if she would use the tree above again, hoping she would since we had had the one she used over here cut down. We did not see her around it...then I forget who noticed, but the honeybees used it. By the end of the fall, I felt like it was full to the brim with honey. I always meant to go take a picture of the bees and just did not get around to it...for one thing I was not about to use flash so I am not sure if they would have shown up.

Now to this, I broke off a piece of it and brought it inside and put it on a melted and was mostly water I think. But it was sticky so it has to be part honey...I don't know if rain has blown in the hole, and thus making the tree so full it expanded or what. But I have never seen anything like it before and I thought I would share it with the rest of you.