Freezing my Sun Flower heads paid off for this little guy.

Ruth n Jersey

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I usually grow a few Sunflowers in my garden. A few years back I sat for a long time removing the seeds,drying and storing them in a jar for the winter when food is scarce for the critters. When I opened the jar I found most had rotted and got wormy. Probably not dry enough.
This past fall I cut off the ripe flower heads. Put them in a big plastic bag and laid them flat in the bottom of my chest freezer. They really didn't take much space at all and saved a lot of work.
I just pulled them out this morning and threw them in our backyard. This little squirrel found them pretty quickly and didn't seem to mind their frozen state at all. P1040862 (1024x768).jpg