I recently bought a nice pair shoes, and Larry, a coat, so we decided those would be our Christmas presents. A week before Christmas, KJ, our grandson and I went to a store to get some presents for his parents, aunt, and grandpa. Awhile back, I got KJ a new toothbrush, then he told Grandpa he needed a new one, too. So, I had him pick out a toothbrush and toothpaste for Grandpa. Then, he went into an aisle where there was bird food, and he picked up a suet cake. I asked if he wanted to give that to Grandpa, too, and he nodded his head. I had him pick up another.
I didn't remember if we still had a suet feeder, then had an idea for KJ to buy my parents a suet feeder and suet cakes from a local business, The Wild Bird Habitat Stores. I also put the link to the owner's blog in my sidebar. He hasn't posted in awhile, but I want to go back and read his articles. Larry and I want to learn more about feeding birds instead of being hit and miss like we have been.
When I recently asked Larry when he was planning on getting the feeders out, he said he wasn't sure, but he wished we had a place to put them where we could see the birds better. I hadn't been too much in a hurry to get the feeders out, since they have plenty of seed heads in the yard to enjoy. I figured since it's almost January, we should be getting the feeders out.
Anyway, KJ had gotten up very early, and was too tired to go shopping, so I showed him the types of feeders online. I was going to have Larry take him, and I had asked Larry to pick out a suet feeder for KJ to get for me. Since that didn't work out, I went and got a feeder and suet for my parents. I picked out a squirrel proof one to be for me. I also bought Larry the feeder in the first photo so we could see the birds eating. He forgot that the suet feeder was supposed to be for me, so since I had a package for him, he went out and bought me a bunch of chocolate and a container for them. ;o)
I was finishing my lunch today, when I noticed Larry was putting food in the new feeder. I wish I'd have noticed earlier to get a better photo, but did have my camera close by, and got this one. I then went around taking photos as he put more feeders out. He hasn't gotten all of them out yet, but at least we have some out now. I also bought some safflower seeds, which Larry put out later, after these photos were taken.
This suet feeder holds 2 cakes. I hope the squirrels don't knock it down trying to get to the suet.
Since I spent over a certain amount, I got a free sock feeder and a bag of thistle seeds.
I got the fruit feeder at an estate sale this summer. I had planned on it being a decoration, but Larry very sweetly cut an apple this morning to put in it.
I wonder if the squirrels will realize the corn is for them, and the apple is for the birds.
I think this is one of the feeders that was Larry's dad's.
Now, I hope the birds find the feeders soon.
Have a great week! I've been watching coverage of the big snow storm in the east. I hope you all have heat and electricity, or will soon. If you aren't home, I hope you get there safely, and without too much delay.