Sunday, January 11, 2015

Something's new on the bird menu.

What a cold winter day it was. The wind had died down but you sure did need your woolies on.

Breakfast out and a drive to the country was in order.

Of course, we dropped by our property, delivered some chairs and left our trailer next to the mouse-house. I brought some home-made suet for the birds and set it up for them to enjoy. One fit in the apple holder and the suet cases held two each. We'll see how fast they go.
The feeders were once again almost empty so they were filled to the brim. It wasn't long before I heard the familiar sound of the chickadee above me. Our little flock of resident birds should be good for another few days. I'm hoping to see some wood-peckers join the group now that their favorite food is available.

I'm pretty sure these will disappear faster than the apples. I find the afternoons are busier for bird- action at the feeders but we left before they arrived.

If you are interested in the recipe for this suet, here is a link to my friend, Susan's blog where she gives you the ingredients and instructions. Just scroll down a few posts to Jan. 8th.

It should be a busy week at the mouse-house. It's all strapped up now and ready for some siding but first there's some work to do in the apt.
                                                          Looks cold out there.

Back at home, everyone's keeping warm inside but not out of trouble.

Stay toasty,


  1. It certainly feels like a cold day today.

    Audrey's eyes are full of mischief.

  2. I think the birds will be happy will your homemade treats. Love the cute kitty shot. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  3. I'm sure your feathered friends are happy you are cooking for them. Audrey and trouble????!!!!! Never!!!!!
    Hugs and Purrs ....


    Thanks for the shout outs :)


  5. Audrey, have you been getting into trouble? Good girl!

  6. It look like the suet turned out great! Can't wait to make it!

  7. You are a great friend to the birdies....and those pesky squirrels!
    Feathered or furry.....Deb lives them all!
    Linda :o)

  8. Audrey might be getting cabin fever! She's plotting mischief that's for sure....

  9. The birds here are about to eat me out of house and the saying goes. I need to look into making my own suet, I think. Thanks for sharing the link. Sweet photo of Audrey.

  10. Not out of trouble ? , Must be doggie...tee...heh..heh

  11. some of unique ideas you have written into the story and all pictures are just too much adorable. Lost and found

  12. As sad as it will be for the town stray cats to lose you, the country birds, etc. will be thrilled to have you move in!

  13. That Audrey! You can't help but smile when you see her. Do you have a post about Audrey when she was a kitten, and how she became your kitty? She is very unusual.

  14. Those birds must be looking forward to having you move into the neighbourhood.

  15. My wild birds have quite the appetite this year! I may have to get a part-time job to keep them in seed and suet!