Observations and reflections from without and within
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Still snowing! Male Downy Woodpecker at our deck
Now that the weather is cold and insects are scarce, the birds are all over the suet ball that hangs in the yard. I buy them very cheaply at a Mennonite Meat and Cheese shop north of the city. Our dog would love to get at it if he could reach the branch and stands beneath the ball sniffing the odoriferous air.
Fat adds flavour and we all crave it, especially in the winter. Perhaps we should live outdoors during the cold months like the birds and burn fat calories while keeping warm. They also have to work a lot harder than we do to find a greasy treat.
Time to start Christmas baking...suet and seeds anyone?