Here's the finches on the feeder. Gosh - I love watching the birds. Others might think it's boring but birds , in the winter, are fascinating to watch. Their main objective is to eat and survive. I try to help them by feeding blackoil sunflower seeds for chickadees and titmouse, safflower for cardinals, cracked corn for doves, thistle for finches and suet for all of them, especially the woodpeckers and nuthatches. I do feed year round....just cut back a little in the summer and fall when bugs, berries and other natural foods are more plentiful. I love having a yard full of birds. As a plus, because I've always enjoyed doing it, Hannah has taken a liking to it as well. She's knows the names of all the birds.
Gary is having a great time. Eating 'gator tail (yuck!), frog legs and fishing. The weather is warm and the fish are biting. I''m carrying his pager while he's gone and the stupid thing keeps going off. It hardly EVER goes off when he's here
Yesterday, Mom and I spent the morning shoveling. The snow was very fluffy so it wasn't hard to move. Having a place to move it to was the hard part. The bankings are so high it's hard to throw snow over them without wearing half of it back on yourself. And forget about pushing the snow easily off the deck.....it's way up over the deck floor. I shoveled paths to the birdfeeders but I told Mom that she'd still have to put her boots on.....no flip flops yet.
Carl is having a Superbowl get together next weekend for the game. I'll probably make Sue's mustard dip with pretzels and a shrimp platter. Now, if the half-time performers can keep their clothes on...it should be a pretty uneventful game with the Patriots plucking Eagle feathers!