Sunday, May 15, 2016

Today has been a nice, quiet day. I worked on the quilt for a bit, played games on the computer, read, napped, and filed all of the photos from my camera chip. A good day–a bit of fun, a bit of work and a lot of resting.

This morning we spotted a sparrow checking out the top of the fan on our deck. We think it may have been looking for a place to build a nest. I have to say that wouldn’t be the safest spot. With the wind that comes through our deck, I doubt a nest would last very long there. But then I got the idea that if the birds were looking or nesting sites, maybe they’d appreciate a bit of soft fluff for their nest. A friend told me about saving all of the clipped threads and bits and pieces of fabric that would ordinarily wind up in the trash and using it as a filler for a pet cushion. I’ve been doing the same thing, thinking I’d add some catnip to the materials and make a treat pillow for Carl. We have a suet feeder that hangs from the shepherd’s crook out in the yard, and I took a handful of threads and small bits of fabric and stuffed them in the basket.


I can see that the birds have been picking at the stuff–bits and pieces are sticking out where they hadn’t before, and there’s less filling overall. Mission accomplished!

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Hope your day is going well.

About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to Sunday, May 15, 2016

  1. wyndes says:

    What a nice idea! I’d be glued to my window, watching to see which birds took what. I wonder if squirrels would take some, too? Around here, bird feeders are really just squirrel feeders.

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  2. mageb says:

    What a great idea this is. I already have a pile of bits that will work for birds.


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