For the second year in a row, this has turned out to be a very cold winter. We tend to have a lot of bird visitors in our yard, partly because we have the pond, at the back by the pine trees, where they can get fresh water (it almost never freezes overs) and partly because there are many types of trees, bushes, grasses, and nooks and crannies for the birds to take shelter in.
The feeder is hung on a rope strung from a large blue spruce, across the yard to a birch tree, and across to the arbour roof on our deck. A better solution is on the list for next year.
We put up a bird feeder for them. The feeder was made by my son and husband some 20 years ago. It was in storage in a cupboard in the garage for a long time. I finally convinced my hubby we should put it out again, especially since the snow was getting so deep again.
We also put out a block of seeds. I’m not sure how to describe it other than to say it’s a hard block of packed seeds. It was put on top of an upside down bucket near the bird feeder.
I have tried and tried to get photos of all the varieties of birds that stop by, but no luck yet.
We came to realize the squirrels are doing a great job of jumping on the bird feeder, stealing seed and flinging what they don’t eat all over. As soon as the weather improves a bit there’s a collection of plastic bottles, with holes in the bottom, waiting to have that cord strung through them…
And just to finish off, I thought I’d give you a look at a necklace made to match the Shimmer and Shine Bracelet purchased by a loving husband just before Christmas.
|Shimmer and Shine Necklace|