Many people don't like squirrels, but I'm not one of those. I know they raid bird feeders, but over the years I've managed to get the kind of feeders they can't get into so all they feed on is the dropping of sunflowers underneath. And they haven't been a problem for me in the garden either. I have other critters that do the digging in the beds and pots.
I do feed the squirrels bread crusts and other starch leftovers. They have come to expect it and sometimes will come to the back door on the deck to peer in to see where I am. Now unlike suburban and city squirrels they don't come close to me. Once I open the door they scamper away. As soon as I'm back inside they will investigate what I have thrown out for them.
Yesterday it was a single pancake. Somehow the pancake got divided and two squirrels had a meal.