Monday, December 2, 2013

Back in the wooded lot...

I  haven't posted about the wooded lot for a while. Things were pretty quiet for a long time but now that it's turned cold, the birds and beasties are coming around. The main attraction seems to be the pan of water I set out every day. The squirrels, a large variety of birds and the four turkey boys come around to quench their thirst.

I recently started getting deer coming at night for a drink. I had a lot of family visiting over the Thanksgiving weekend and my grandson and three great-grands were delighted when three deer showed up outside my bedroom window in the early evening. There is a light on the side of the building so they were clearly visible.

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So far I've only been putting out birdseed and bread or fruit scraps. With the loss of the bread thrift store where we were buying a trunk-full of stale bread for $5, I'm not sure how I'll feed them over the winter. I really hope I'll locate another resource somewhere soon.
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Once we get some snow, the animals won't need the water anymore. Right now, with everything so dry there is a constant stream of birds and animals drinking at the water pan. I'm using the bottom tray from a large flower pot.

Sometimes I can hardly believe how very lucky I am to have all this wonderful wildlife right outside my window! 

9 comments:

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Well, you are lucky but you also make your own luck by helping the birds and other critters find water and food. What a treat for your grandkids as well as for you!

Joanne Noragon said...

Your love of your wood lot makes me smile. Let's keep feeding the creatures.

Jane and Chris said...

I hope they hang around for more winter viewing!
Jane x

Linda said...

It must be neat having turkey visitors!

Linda Starr said...

Oh so glad you are taking care of all the critters outside your windows and yard I do think they deserve our care especially with the colder temps. hope you had a good holiday.

troutbirder said...

Well you are surely lucky. But then again you help it out by caring for our woodsy friends...:)

Susan said...

We lived on 5 acres in Connecticut years ago and loved to watch the wildlife come through. In fact, I miss them very much and hope in our new home we will have the same sites again, XOXO

Meggie said...

Congratulations on winning the November apron from "My Mother's Apron Strings". Her aprons are always so beautiful.

Crafty Green Poet said...

how lovely to have the deer visiting!