I have shown you before, but this is the bird seed we swear by.
Valley Feeds, in Bonner Springs, Kansas, mixes all their
own feed, whether for livestock or for wild birds. I used their
chicken feeds, solely.
This was the barrel in the garage as it stood on Thursday.
I ran to Valley with the dogs after we walked.
"Running" is ten miles going, and ten coming, (laugh).
There are many places much closer where I could go.
This is the economy bird seed, at 11.99 per 40 pounds.
I used to use only Backyard Blend, out at the farm.
My goodness... the birds did not care, and I did not realize it!
I mix 25 pounds of black oil sunflower...
Backyard Blend, which has peanut halves, striped sunflower, some safflower, and
They have an additional mix "Gourmet Mix" which I will feed
after winter, as crazy as that sounds.
I mixed 20 pounds of Backyard, 40 lbs of wild bird seed, and
25 pounds of black oil.
I still needed to stir some more here, but I filled the can right up.
Someone was observing all this; he does not like to go in the garage.
The birds are not the only ones to appreciate the bounty.
(hispid cotton rat)
After seeing this little guy struggling to drink, I put a clay plant
saucer out there for them to get their water.
I have had to refill with warm water four times today, it's so cold out.
Crazily... it's going to be in the 50's to 70's this week!
My gaze was just distracted, and two crows just flew off
Two days ago, I opened the patio door and the Coopers Hawk flew
from the retaining wall. No camera in my hand, sadly.
So many beautiful birds:
and one disgruntled girl because we are NOT walking in the cold today:
One more day til the warmth and sun come back!