Lichen, Castle and Squirrel Food

06 Dec

On our walk after the rain, I found some lichen floating in a puddle.

The Castle on Carn Brea which was once a hunting lodge was first built around 1379 AD as a chapel to St. Michael.  Around 1790 the building was converted into a folly by the Basset Family who once owned the hill as part of their Tehidy Estate. It is now (and has been for many years) a  charming restaurant serving Middle Eastern food.

Carn Brea Castle

We have a visiting squirrel that eats the bird food. We put up a baffle to keep him off but somehow he still gets up to the bird feeders. The solution seemed to be to give him his own feeding station so here it is. We have yet to see him getting his peanuts…..  It’s been up only a week.



7 responses to “Lichen, Castle and Squirrel Food

  1. Heyjude

    December 6, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    It always tastes better when you steal somebody else’s food 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 7, 2020 at 9:18 am

      I hadn’t thought of it like that! 🙂

    • ladysighs

      December 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      I like the lichen. It looks like something that might go in a salad.
      I wonder……

      • mybeautfulthings

        December 20, 2020 at 3:53 pm

        I wouldn’t be surprised if someone somewhere does eat lichen in a salad or maybe cooked! 🙂

        • ladysighs

          December 20, 2020 at 4:01 pm

          We eat a lot of kale. It’s hard to clean though. Lots of ins and outs on the leaves for little things to hid in.

          • mybeautfulthings

            December 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm

            Ours was all eaten by the little pests this year. We only had a couple of meals! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 20, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      The Magpies are having a feast there too but still no squirrel. The bonus is that the big birds are not frightening off the littler ones from the bird feeders. 🙂


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