Monthly Archives: September 2007

Squirrels, Chipmunks and Mice, Oh My!

photo by Madeline

When I was a little kid living in Ferndale, Michigan, I really wanted to catch a squirrel. I set up a box, propped up by a stick with a string on it, and baited it with peanut butter on a popsicle stick. My plan was to wait until a squirrel ate the peanut butter, and then pull the stick out, capturing the animal under a cardboard box. What I thought I’d do next, I dont’ know. But it never got that far. So lately, I’ve been trapping these little critters in my yard here in Northern Minnesota. In the last two weeks, I’ve caught 8 squirrels, 6 chipmunks, 5 mice and two birds. I drive them a few miles up the shore and release them. I guess this is a childhood dream come true, but now I just don’t want them around.

Current Painting Exhibitions

My paintings can currently be seen at:

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais, MN
Betsy Bowen Gallery, Grand Marais, MN
Chez Jude, Grand Marais, MN
Angry Trout Cafe, Grand Marais, MN
The Pie Place, Grand Marais, MN
Wild Onion, Grand Marais, MN
Coho Cafe, Tofte, MN
Last Chance Gallery, Lutsen, MN
Red Mug Coffee House/Art Gallery, Superior, WI
Timouth Gallery, Grand Marais, MN