In her latest post, Carol mentioned the obsessive nature of a gardener. I don't know about you, but I have to admit to being a tad obsessive, at times.
My latest is not a plant or my compost or even my new cedar beds.
So, Jeff and I have taken to feeding them. Every morning and every night, we take mealworms out to their special feeder. As a matter of fact, I take worms out there, every time I see them sitting on that feeder. They have me trained, like that!
It's the bluebirds in my backyard. The weather, turning so cold and miserable, has been inconvienent to us. It is deadly to the migrating birds. My bluebirds have a nest in their box, (if you look real close, it's behind them, in the trees!), and we hope they have laid eggs.They don't do well in the cold and worse, the cold snap, has killed the emerging insect population. It might do us some good, but the poor bluebirds need the insects!!
(we got the worms online. a little disconcerting to know there are 15,000 of them in my crisper drawer. I know it's gross, but they have to keep cool or they will pupate. GROSS!)
Right now, the wind is blowing steady at 15 mph. That's windy!! Especially hard is that it drops the temp to a wind chill of 25°.
We are forecasted to get to the high 20's, tonite and tomorrow night, but then slowly coming around to the 40's at night.
I will keep the worms coming, just hang on a few more nights......