For the Birds...

Thanks to the mountain of snow that fell on us this weekend, we were pretty much stuck at home today. In between playing outside and mopping up puddles of water that were tracked throughout the house, we decided to sneak in a messy project, for the birds...

I've been watching them flutter up to our windows. They seem intent on coming inside, and I don't blame them. I was out of birdseed, so we improvised. We smeared bagels with peanut butter, and then sprinkled them with treats: Cheerios, flax seed, and oatmeal. The list of bird friendly ingredients you can use is pretty long. Here are some suggestions, but raisins, nuts and grains all work.

We hung them from the trellis near our deck, so we can spy on any feathered dinner guests. Enjoy the snow everyone!