July 6, 2011
It's apple picking time - for the squirrels in my backyard! Alas. I saw them steal my apples with my own eyes. They started in earnest two days ago and pretty much have taken them all now. The squirrels are also taking many of the blueberries, and I believe the chipmunks took all of the gooseberries.
Vermin: "small common harmful or objectionable animals that are difficult to control or manage."
Do you think squirrels and chipmunks fit this description? I do. There are so many it's like a plague.
And yet, and yet - Habakkuk 3:17-19
17Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18Yet will I rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.
So I am at peace.