We're in the middle of blizzard # 2 in a 7 day period. Yep, that's right. We got 26" of snow on Saturday. Now it's Wednesday and we're in the 12-18" range of snowfall predicted. A tiny part of me loves all this snow...it's gorgeous, and it's kinda fun being snowed in. The rest of me is sick of it. It's cold, sometimes it's boring being snowed in, and it makes life much harder. I'm *trying* to stay positive though.
The poor birds outside need help in these crazy conditions, so I've been making sure the feeders stay full. I'll be honest, until this storm, I hadn't fed the birds in months. I didn't even know if we'd have any if I bought food, but I bought it just in case. I filled the feeders Saturday morning and sprinkled some seed on the snow, and within just a few hours we had birds!!
I decided it'd be a good project for us to make some nice treats for the birds. We spread peanut butter on a piece of bread...
And then sprinkled on crushed peanuts, sunflower seeds, and chopped raisins.
Ta-daa! Mine, Kylee's, and Devin's.
Then we went out and put our bread on the mound of snow in front of one of the feeders. Thanks to David for taking this picture.
The kids were excited. We all stood in front of the mudroom door and waited....and within a few minutes the birds were chowing down!
Speaking of chowing down....I made this "blizzard" cake today. A yummy coconut cake!
And when it's cold, what's better than snuggling with a friend?
Or two friends?