Friday, November 4, 2016

Robert filled the bird feeders yesterday and this morning the Jays are having a ball emptying them! They prefer the Black Oil Sunflower seeds in the mixture, but when we bought a second feedeimg_4393r and used nothing but the sunflower seeds in it, they ignored it. Who knows what birds are thinking… so we went ahead and kept the second feeder but filled it with our regular seed mixture. We buy our birdseed in 30 lb. bags at the Tractor Supply store. The Jays sit on the feeder tray and pull the seed from the feeder hopper, picking out the sunflower seeds, and kicking anything else off the tray onto the ground below. Down below, the other Jays will cull through the seeds that fall, picking out any Sunflower seeds that have been missed by the Jay upstairs. They can empty a feeder in a day. <sigh> Meanwhile, the Sparrows, Finches, Quail and Doves all feed on the leftover seeds.  There’s only the occasional squabble between the Jays–they’re the most vocal of all the birds that visit our back yard.

A day full of sewing awaits me so I will close with blessings to all, and ask that you be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Thinking about this post, I realize it’s kind of a summary of how to live a good life — pick out the things you like and discard the rest. Interesting …

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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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One Response to Friday, November 4, 2016

  1. mageb says:

    Hope yuor sewing projects are going well. What do the birds do when you are gone?

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