November 7, 2006

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Of Birthdays and Bird Feeders

I've always thought that birthdays are for the birds, so I've spent the first part of this birthday morning cleaning and sterilizing all our many bird feeders to be put out for the coming winter. As soon as they finish drying, I'll fill them, set them out, and see how long it takes for the chipmunks and chickens to discover them.

There are two big feeders, one general-seed and one sunflower seeds, that go on poles in a garden out back of the house. Now these poles are set just close enough to the rock wall to allow many non-avian snackers, which is really okay as long as the squirrels don't get too greedy.

Two more feeders go out on the front porch, a few on windows, many more on a line strung 30' between two trees out back. This is where the suet, thistle, and other special treats go.
The only thing I haven't been able to decide is whether or not to use the heated birdbath this winter. It is expensive to run.

I hope you've got your feeders cleaned and ready for the coming cold weather. I also hope you vote today!



Alice Goldsmith said...

Nov.8th Today is my birthday. I plan to go to Brunswick tomorrow. I will visit with friends.

Suzanne said...

Happy birthday, Mary!

Alice Goldsmith said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family.
I have been sewing Christmas stockings and table runners.
Now I will bake some more cookies. HAPPY NEW YEAR

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