Category Archives: In the pot

Loving squirrels — in that culinary way…?

illustration of squirrel partsI’ve just started reading this article in the Chicago Reader, Chicken of the Trees (Food & Drink section), by Mike Sula.

As a gardener, I can fully appreciate the frustration and fiery red anger when you see your cherished tomato lying on the ground with a single bite marring its lovely matte finish. Or in our case, there’s the stoic resolve with which we greet each spring-into-summer when cherries ripen and drop to the ground with the single tell-tale bite. (It must be said that the local birds enthusiastically assist the squirrels in this enterprise.)

But we’ve not yet thought of “harvesting” the little guys. I’m going back to the article to read more.


Illustration is a fragment of art accompanying the article, by artist Peter Thomas Ryan.