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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Ready For Winter

It's getting cold here in the hills of West Virginia. And if this year is anything like last year, it will not be long before the snow starts to fly.

If you have been visiting my blog for a while, you know we like to feed the birds in the winter. I love taking their pictures outside my kitchen window. The cardinals, the tufted titmouses (they just love peanuts), the  woodpeckers, the finches, the doves and hopefully the blue jays flock to our feeders. We spend many hours watching them eat from inside our kitchen.

We are now ready for winter. We bought a . . .

 50 lb bag of sunflower seeds and. . .

two 35 lb bags of mixed seeds.

 Charley went out on the deck today and put up two new feeders.

I think the birds will  be happy and plump this winter.

These aren't our only feeders. We also have a big wooden one on a pole in the front yard and a couple more hanging from our apple trees. We also hang suet in the trees.

I am not putting the seeds in them yet, I'm waiting for the first flakes of snow to fall.

If you want, you can go here, and look at some of the pictures we took last year.
Do you feed birds in the winter?


  1. Hey Janet!

    I was going to go to Tractor Supply Tuesday to get some more seed for my birds but I didn't because of all of the rain. I'll get there soon though. I'm not going to fill mine up again until after I know all of those migrating black birds that are in the neighbor's corn field are gone! I love feeding the birds. They go through several bags of seed each year and the suet too. I think it is going to be a very cold Winter. There are just too many signs that it is going to be.

    Have a Great Day!

  2. Angela, Tractor Supply is where we got our mixed seeds at, they were on sale. Farmers Feed had the best price on the sunflower seeds. I'm afraid it is going to be a cold winter, too.

  3. Janet, All those sweet birds, your seed supply and getting ready for winter--you'll have backyard dramas for humorous stories as soon as the squirrels and turkeys show up.

  4. Clara, thanks for coming over from my writing blog. You've even given me an idea for a story.

  5. Just like a little birdie, I'm all a twitter that I gave you a story idea, Janet. Write on, I say!

  6. Looks like ya'll are go to go!!! I feed the birds year-round. I know, I know...they have bugs, worms and such but oh baby, the collection of fine feathered friends I get is worth the bags of seed I feed!

    Ya'll have a most marvelously blessed day sweetie!!!

  7. Oh Janet, I love to feed the birds. I have been very interested in birding since I was in my late 20s. It always excites me to see all the different varieties I can get to come visit. Looking forward to your future posts but not that snow :)

  8. I feed birds in the winter and have also bought some supplies. I love to watch them.

  9. Janet -- I don't really feed the birds around my wild home but I still get a large asst. of birds. Right now the jays are living off my bumper crop of acorns. I imagine you must get quite a large crowd at your feeders. Nice to view with a hot drink and a soft chair. Do you take note of the different species that you see? -- barbara

  10. I used to feed them-but haven't in a while. They are so fun to watch. Can't wait to see what pics you get this winter.


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