It's a cold and windy day today. Yesterday the snow fell all day leaving it damp and miserable to be out-doors.
And it's dark now by 5:30pm.
Even though the calendar says different it feels like winter is here.
My mind is busy with ideas of how to keep our resident critters fed and comfortable over the cold months ahead.
Many will hibernate and some will be in cozy dens.
The birds need a lot of help, though.
Chickadees can lose 1/3 of their weight just from shivering overnight.
Many don't make it to spring. :(
But...if they are lucky enough to reside at Fox Grove, well, they will be ok.
I'll see to it.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my cluttered country cottage china cupboard.
And Wilson has been busy checking over the stockings that may need some mending
and a bit of bling added this year.
He's particularly interested in finding one with his name on it.
He just needs to learn how to spell.
Annie has the perfect spot for bird-watching and scaring off the cheeky squirrels that climb the side of the house.
I've had lots of luck hand-feeding our chickadees but the blue-jays are much more shy.
I'll work on this years' brood that now reside here.
If I look to be rushing with Christmas it is because I get quite busy with cat-sitting closer to the big day and need to be done the decorating and shopping so I can enjoy the festivities.
I hope everyone is well and beginning to look forward to the Season of Christmas.
Sunday is Remembrance Day and we will take time to thank the veterans and shed a tear for all the fallen soldiers.
I pray for Peace in this world.
We must learn to love one another.