The garden is all cleaned up
for the winter and the potted flowers are brought in to the garage. Only a few are surviving this cold snap and I'll be composting them, too, soon. Sad to see them come to an end but hey, Christmas is coming. :)))
It's time now
to concentrate on keeping the bird-feeders and our new squirrel-feeder full to help the resident birds, squirrels and chipmunks fatten up before winter. I already feel sorry for them just knowing what the weather will be like soon here in Ontario, Canada. I wish I could knit them all a blankie.
was the longest one I remember and just as I was thinking about the prospects of the coming season I heard a very uplifting
comment from a local weather-adviser on the radio. Apparently, this year we are in for a shorter and milder winter with little snow. "OH PLEASE BE TRUE!"
Oh, it will be cold but just not AS cold as last winter. And, it will feel long but it won't drag on so long as last winter. Well, I'll take that. :)
Suet has been hung
at the front feeders and amongst the sumac trees at the back of our property. I have a great recipe for the home-made kind, which birds prefer by the way, which my friend, Susan
posted last year. She will be posting it again soon so pop over to http://readymadecosmos.blogspot.ca/
and you might want to follow along.
I have still to purchase a bird-bath heater as the birds need to have water throughout all four seasons. It is just as important for their survival as food.
is eating up a storm as is Basil
. I hope they do well this winter. I imagine they will hibernate under the old pump. I have a plan to try to train Simon next year to come to me when called. He's the smart one, you know. But, I'm not betting too much on that since I can't even train my three flying cats not to sour through the mouse-house scaring the life out of my unexpecting guests.
We had friends of over twenty years drop by yesterday for a visit to the mouse-house.
After a walk through the crunchy fall leaves to show them around the property, we managed to put a serious dent in a fresh pumpkin loaf with tea. What could be better?
Audrey spent most of their visit
under her blankie. =^..^=
I hope you are enjoying the season and all that comes with it.