Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The 40 Year Squirrel's Nest

While removing the American Chestnut ceiling panelling from the old house, I was greeted with thousands of expended walnuts, walnut shells and other nesting stuff.

The nest was between the ceiling joists which are two feet apart, and stretched sixteen feet, from one side of the room to the other. Each time I removed a board from the ceiling, a grocery bag full of the nest came tumbling down. I must have removed a wheelbarrows worth––heaping full.

Sorry, you guys, for having disturbed your squirreled-away nest-egg.

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