|Mr. Fat Head!|
We traveled to Almonte (snow pellets, dark skies!) for bird seed and I spent the family fortune (again) to buy a Fat Head, as they are called.
I love their store, Gilligalou.
|cardinal from Gilligallou|
We have bought quite a few products for the yard, as well as bird seed. I keep spotting the red cardinal, and having to remember it's store boughten! The bird bath heater is from them, as is the bird feeder beside Mr. Fat Head.
P.S. All cats were sleeping on this lovely, sunny day. No cats have killed any birds all winter, despite dire invented cats-as-killers statistics!
My Fat HeadIt's a bit of work, but what the heck. I took an apple corer, and took some suet, shoved it into the five or so holes. It was work, but more play. The sun shone, the birds were excited. I put a few sunflower seeds on the outside, just to entice them.
The Chipping Sparrow gave it the eye, as did the blue jay.
Once fixed up, I hung it and soon spotted a nuthatch. By the evening, Bambi was back at the feeder, too!
Then, I went for a walk in the forest. You can see, on the right in the first photo below, the broken tree is still standing, still swaying in the winds. [Broken tree in our forest] The deer trails are deep. They walk slowly along the paths in the chest-deep snow. Two of them were kindly trimming the lilacs for me just out the back yard!
Down to the frog pond...Where is that dock?! Ah, found it...The posts were a giveaway.
Here are the '"BEFORE" photos from the summer!
|Worked hard on it!|
With feline helpers, of course.