Because life is a series of edits

Squirrel Nam

In Family, Health, Pop Culture on July 10, 2009 at 12:50 pm


It was dark…so dark. You could hear the squirrels chattering in the trees, calling to one another and plotting…always plotting. The bugs – the awful, biting bugs – were everywhere, as was the humidity and heat – baking us and causing sweat to roll off our noses like rain off a roof.

The Jungle

We were trying to protect the plants – not so much their leaves, but their fruit – from the four-legged Communist predators. We'd naively tried goodwill; we'd desperately tried negotiation. Now we were left with no choice – no choice, that is, except to build the DMZ (Dunham Menu Zone) as a frontier and boundary between our two competing powers and passions to stay alive.


This is our life now – forced to deal with metal and mesh in order to desperately cling to our hope for home-grown veggies. This is our struggle – to withstand the guerrilla attacks of various varmints in an effort to lower our food budget.

This is our conflict. This is Squirrel Nam.

  1. I’m not sure if you’ve read “The $64 Tomato” by William Alexander but he has a lot of fun getting rid of groundhogs and the like.
    It’s quite a challenge.

  2. Time to invoke the Second Amendment.

  3. Fun post. Make sure you give an update.

  4. Have you considered a business for this? We’d hire you. We lost all our corn last summer. All 8 ears.

  5. I am duly impressed with your vegetable fortress.

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