Sorry for the lack of posting. There has been knitting going on. I'm making great progress on the Silver Cardigan, but I'm still on the body, so the pic wouldn't be much different from the last one. Instead, it's time for animal tales!
For the longest time, I've wanted a bird feeder. Not only do I enjoy watching them, but I thought it would be great entertainment for the cats (I also enjoy watching the cats watch them). I always meant to get one at the old place, it just never happened.
So, once we got settled, and I got working on my gardens at the new place, I decided it was time. Being ever the thrifty shopper, I grabbed a small unfinished one from the Dollar Store - birf feeder for $1.50? SOLD!. The plan was to paint up all pretty, but in the end, I decided the birds would just be pooping on it, so I opted just to slap some leftover varnish on it to protect it from the elements, and away we go.
I filled it up and waited.
I actually had to dump some of my seed because it got soaked in a storm before rthe birds could find it. I'd almost given up hope. Almost all the other neighbours have bigger, nicer feeders - I figured they probably had better seed too - the birds couldn't be bothered with my piddly little feeder and meagre seed offering.
But finally, one sunny morning, I looked out to see a little pack of sparrows bouncing around, finally chowing down and dumping more seed than they ate. I was so happy.
The cats were happy too - they have the perfect seat for viewing.
I've made the commitment to fill the feeder up once day. That's it! Once they empty it, too bad ... they can fly off to one of the other birdie buffets.