Thursday, February 06, 2014
back to the very cold air,, slight snow showers today.. dusting,if you will..
Sunday brings yet another blizzard.
Today DD and I went to Dad's house to check the mail: pension check was mailed from Chicago January 28th,, still awaiting it,, USPS seems to slow down when they raise the postage.. Now it is a $.49 stamp to send an envelope..
The best part of winter for people in Michigan is getting some good fresh produce to eat. This year it seems to be pineapples. Not sure how they sell them for such a low price($1.00),, They are slightly small, but as sweet as candy. We just eat them for snacks and with every meal..
Speaking of meals, DD put two suet cakes out two days ago and one of them is gone already!! No squirrels have any access to them, so it is strictly the birds!! I bought two cases of the darned things and it seems to be keeping the birds alive here in this horrible weather. Seed and the cakes are cheaper this year,, God provides: I could never afford them if they were not in such sales.. those poor birds,, first the railroad guys drop hundreds of trees along the line, they lose their home,plus food and nesting material that the trees provide,, then this blasting cold weather..
We have been dumping anything of a scrap we can , out the patio door for them, bread crusts, popcorn, fruit.. They jump on it gratefully almost as soon as I close the door behind me!
Please help wildlife if you have spare food;; they have no access to the regular seeds and berries now, under this snow and ice..