Monday, February 28, 2011

Home made bird food

Try this bird food recipe to attract your feathered friends!
  • 3 parts melted fat (suet preferred)
  • 1 part cornmeal or finely cracked corn
  • 1 part peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 part sunflower kernels or chopped nuts
  • 1 part brown sugar
  • 1 part chopped dried fruit (currants, raisins, prunes, etc.)
Combine all of the ingredients with enough water to get the consistency of cooked oatmeal. Cook in double boiler until well blended. Put into small containers like tuna fish cans that can be securely attached to feeders or  a tree

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Those weeds in the midst of beauty

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 Have you ever notice that when there is beauty weeds of life come to distract your eyes from it?
Best bet is to yank those weeds early for the longer they linger the more likely they will disturb the roots that hold fast the beauty around and within us.
 It may not look like much yet. 
The poppy's are coming up and soon the color will burst~
The large center bed is coming along. One end of it gets too much shade and is not growing very well. One the spring solstice comes the sun will come more upon it.
 The sweet peas and the bachelor buttons are one the trellis. It will be so pretty as the blue bed comes into color.

 they are so pretty
just into the entry walk the close up is sweet
this what company will see as they come to the door

 Now the back yard flowers are sorta sad. Asylum is bursting, two of the self sewn tomato plants are still alive after the frost. We are having a winter with many more frosts than normal. As is the whole continent
 The broccoli it gone to bolt into flower.
You should see the BEES!
Must of been 100 of them easy.
This gets pulled up daily for the hens.
The hens love it.
Just hens having fun, kids too. They watched them as they debugged the compost.
Some happy birds, and kids. The hens got hold of a VERY large larva of a hummingbird moth.
Oh they fought over it

Weeded the bed a little. So not what I had hoped for and worked too hard on. Remember this is the garden I alone dug down 6 inches of stones. Removed them and trucked in all the soil that fellow gave me. I think it was his tomato plants that came with the soil. It will be fun to see what they are. They look as a bush variety so far.

Remember to pull those weeds in your life and in the gardens early. Don't let them mess up all the beauty within and around you.