Posted in Growing in Winter, The Birdfeeders


I know…it’s been a while since I posted here…Harvest is long gone, and winter snows have covered the garden beds.  So it’s time to feed the birds…and snap pictures of them…

We have 3 sunflower-seed feeders that have seen a lot of business since the snowfall…




We have 3 finch feeders also, hanging from the trellis nearby…  I got a new one for Christmas and didn’t realize it’s the kind where they hang upside down to feed…



We have several cardinal families that live nearby, and we love to watch them year-round.

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I’ve got the tripod set up, so brace yourself for a season of birdfeeder-watching!




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sowing and feeding

Puh-leeze, let this be the last icey-snowy day for the season…am I asking so much?  Lucky for us, I had the fixin’s for some jambalaya and muffulettas before the storm, so we’re inside warm and fat, getting fatter for Mardi Gras.  Outside, we moved the birdfeeders under the porch so they wouldn’t ice over.   We feed dozens of birds, a number that has increased as word got out amongst the feathery-types that there’s a buffet here.


The wisteria desperately needs to be cut, but it provides such shelter for the birds, that we’re not sure just how much we should try to prune…

With hope in my heart, sort of, I started seeds last night…  I cleared out a closet upstairs and made it into a darkroom for germinating.  We added another grow-light, too.  If this doesn’t work, I really will give up…


Casey worked last night, but cleared the snow from the ice in the driveway before he went to sleep.  He says the roads are still icey, so me and the birds will spend the day eating…  Hope your feeder is full…stay safe and warm.