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The New Squirrel Proof (Hopefully) Garden Shed

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 23 May 2019 in Architecture.

The shed still has to be painted but so far no squirrel invasions. The new one was placed on a concrete slab with stairs and a railing so that I can easily get into and out of the shed since I still have to walk with a cane. Since I threw out a lot of junk, there is a lot more room in it! Unfortunately, I think that eventually they will figure out a way to get in.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image Elaine. Beautiful shed..It looks beautiful even without being painted :)))
I do agree with you..these squirrels are very intelligent ! They will find a way to squeeze in somehow !!
( No wonder they are used for ( were ) espionage !!

23 May 2019 5:17am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Il est charmant cet abri de jardin, et forcément les Écureuils doivent le trouver bien accueillant ;-)
Bon rétablissement, je n'avais pas suivi tes soucis.
Bonne journée Elaine

23 May 2019 6:00am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Il est superbe

23 May 2019 6:40am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


23 May 2019 7:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Ils trouveront bien une solution...

23 May 2019 7:27am

Peter from Warkworth, New Zealand

Well, good luck with the squirrels, my uncle in England had them in the attic of the house and had to get a specialist in to remove them. Sturdy looking shed too with some nice decorative flourishes. :)

23 May 2019 8:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That little space at the end of the eaves looks perfectly squirrel sized and it even has a line of stars to guide them to it :) If that really is a hole I suggest chicken wire. Smart shed though. I'd move in

23 May 2019 9:34am

@grouser: I will definitely go in there and take a look at it. They initially put up this steep ramp and I could not really get in the shed much less get out of it and they just replaced the ramp with steps. I have only been in there once just to see if I could manage the steps which are wonderful.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really nice shed. But what kind of squirrels there are living? Killer squirrels with shot guns??? ;))

23 May 2019 9:57am

@Ralf Kesper: Ha! No, squirrels that have babies and more babies!

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very nice shed, but I have to agree with Grouser, I think there is a spot where the squirrels just might find a way in. I like the variegated hostas planted on the front of the shed. 5*

23 May 2019 11:14am

Rose from United States

Very nice! This is just so cute...I threw out junk yesterday...really felt good to get rid of a lot. Still a lot to go.

23 May 2019 12:14pm

@Rose: I agree! The year before last I spent about 2 hours almost everyday cleaning this junk room in the basement. I was just so happy to finally get a lot of it cleaned out.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle belle cabane de jardin toute décorée superbe compo-

23 May 2019 2:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

YOur new shed looks sturdy and lovely. We have had a terrible time getting rid of squirrels in our eaves and other places. NOw that a fox family has moved into the yard behind ours, the squirrels are not so plentiful.

23 May 2019 2:10pm

@Ruthiebear: Hmmm! Maybe that is what I need!

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

That's really pretty

23 May 2019 2:17pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting photo and info, very well captured.

23 May 2019 2:37pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Lovely photo !

23 May 2019 3:34pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

this is a very nice shed, not a place for squirrels :))

23 May 2019 4:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful shed that you have with such eye-catching wood grain patterns!! Don't store any nuts inside. :-)

23 May 2019 6:14pm

@Steven: Good idea! The squirrels destroyed my other shed.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

It looks brand new. I wonder how it will weather. People think squirrels are clever at getting into things; in reality they are too dumb to quit trying, so eventually they get in.

24 May 2019 2:00am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That looks like a super new shed that will give the squirrels a hard time. But, they will keep looking. As you know, they never give up. ;-)

24 May 2019 2:43am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

It looks brand spankin' new and magnificent. Hope it will keep the squirrels out.

24 May 2019 3:04am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Great looking shed.

24 May 2019 10:37am