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. http://proseccoandpolkadots.blogspot.ca/
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.
Back at home, everyone's keeping warm inside but not out of trouble.