January 29, 2018
Winter’s January the quietest month of all, but that doesn’t mean that nothing is going on.
Freezing cold temperatures spur me to think about our furry and feathered friends. As an owner of livestock, horses and cows I know the effects that winter can have on them.
This time of year, I tend to think of other animals as well.
With a fresh coat of snow falling on the ground, I think about the challenges that our
outdoor neighbors face.
The temperatures are hovering around freezing or below, the ground is covered in snow, and the food sources diminished.
This reminds me to feed my animal and bird friends.
I’ve taken to focus on the sweet birds that hang around the trees and brush of my country home.
What is their favorite morsel? Why, feed with sunflower seeds of course!
How do I prepare?
With a small galvanized bucket and scoop by the door.
Easy access and ready to feed my country friends every winter morning.
Although the wildlife and birds will survive without your intervention, by putting food out for the birds in the wild will encourage them to visit you on a more regular basis.
Half the fun in encouraging wild birds to your
garden is that you never know what variety of bird will visit next.
Here’s to all of us staying warm and well fed!
“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.”
– E. E. Cummings
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