Now that my wreath has disappeared - and all my friends are cheering me on in good fashion to other great ideas of how to make the money stretch a little farther - I went shopping today!Michael and Halleleyah gave me a gift certificate to WBU for Christmas - so I took Halleleyah on a 'Bird Shopping Excursion' :)
It was great and Halleleyah was very curious, patient and opinionated! (which made for extra fun for me to have her so interested in the project!) When I had narrowed my choices down to a couple of things, she was very adamant about my final purchase, which, again, was wonderful because this is probably what she would have bought for me if she had known it was an option.
I bought a tray feeder - because I've been reading quite a few posts about the joys of such a thing :) and I mounted it under the squirrel baffle - hoping to keep the seed a little drier than not. I attached my suet cage inside the baffle too - I don't think they like this one tho', so, I'm going to mix some up tomorrow from the recipes that were sent to me from some of you!
I was also pricing seed. I shopped at a few different places and the going rate for just about anything you would choose - from mixes to single seed - is from .80 cents to 1.50lb. ! Some of you are getting some seed at about .50cents a pound - not here :(
Well, anyway, I searched for the most economical purchases and hope that it works for the birds! (In the tray feeder -- safflower, black oil sunflowers, peanuts and I added some treats to get them interested in it -- chopped raisins, dried apples and a few pecans :)
What is it about feeding the birds that just brings out all the nurturing instincts possible???
While I was out by the feeders, I noticed just how cold it was today! The little water wells were frozen in the water-er! I wonder if birds like to skate?
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