Remember our beautiful first egg?
Then our second?
And the third?
Then, this afternoon there were four beautiful blue eggs.
We went out for coffee and when we returned, I checked the nest to see if there was a fifth egg.
But instead we found this.
The only thing that makes me feel better is the fact that they weren't little hatched babies yet. So they didn't have to suffer. But the mom is probably pretty stressed out. We're thinking she might possibly have a fifth egg and may risk coming back to the nest for one last try.
But chances are, she's done.
And even if she isn't she probably doesn't want to go back to the scene of the crime.
I don't blame her.
I wouldn't either.
Special thanks to TracyMB at Crow's Feet Chic for the "revenge recipes".
(It's actually pretty gross, and I could never do it, but it makes me feel better to threaten it!)
And . . . we're pretty sure we saw a squirrel in the yard with "egg on his face".
This is what he deserves.
(It's really pretty disgusting. I would advise you not to read it.)
3 squirrels, cleaned and cut up
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 slices bacon
2 T butter
5 c water
1 - 28 oz. can whole tomatoes
1 chopped onion
1 heaping T of brown sugar
2 potatoes cut in cubes
1-10 oz. pkg frozen lima beans
1 c frozen corn
3 T flour
Combine 1/4 c. flour, salt and pepper. Coat the squirrel pieces.
In a Dutch oven, combine bcon and butter over medium heat until butter melts. Add squirrel and brown.
Add water, tomatoes, onion and brown sugar and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stir occasionally.
Remove squirrel pieces and let cool. Remove meat from bones.
Add meat, potatoes, beans and corn to Dutch oven. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and cover. Simmer until potatoes are tender.
Mix 3 T of flour with 3 T of cold water, then stir into stew. Heat to boiling.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, bubbly.
Serve with warm rolls and enjoy!
I wish all of you better luck than we had.