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Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:46

Our garden is full of birds at the moment - lots of goldfinches are harvesting the rudbeckia seedheads as well as visiting the sunflower heart feeders, and we've got bluetits and coal tits, dunnocks, robins, house sparrows, blackbirds, collared doves and wood pigeons as well. 

I've put porridge oats, suet, chopped apple and raisins out for the blackbirds, and mealworms and 'no grow' seeds for the dunnocks and robins, and of course I'm making sure the bird bath is defrosted every morning.

Info re feeding peanuts here

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Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:38

I love the way they seem to be suspended from thin air - their little wiry stems are almost invisible

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:31

We didn't have any Quality Street this year ... just two packs of Lindor, a box of rose Turkish Delight and a big wedge of raspberry and almond nougat  - we've eaten all the chocs, most of the Turkish Delight and are rationing ourselves to a slice of nougat each evening ... we've also got some chocolate money ... we've not seen any children close up this Christmas so we may have to eat those ourselves as well

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 12:04

Good to see you Fairy

Glad Fairylet is on the mend ........................

The bad colds seem to be centred in East Anglia  - we're blaming Her Madge who should've stayed in London rather than bringing her germs to Norfolk ............ maybe she'll share them with you lucky lot next time she visits Balmoral?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 11:43

The sun has burnt off the frost and fog, the sky is a pale blue and the temperature in the shade in the  back garden has gone up to 4.3C - the goldfinches and bluetits are on the feeders and seedheads and the robins, dunnocks and blackbirds are tucking into the oats and chopped fruit etc.  It's lovely out there now

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 11:37

Soup has been made ... lunch will be served at 12.30 ... plenty for everyone

All other jobs on the 'must do' list have also been done ... now I have my feet up and am drinking coffee listening to Joyce Didonato singing some Berlioz while the goldfinches are tucking into the rudbeckia seeds in the new Sunny Bed ... I like mornings like this

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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 10:58

Much Wittering  I can do without ........... but I've always enjoyed Much Binding ...........

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 10:30

Yes - I think the cheese has to play a part in this creation

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 10:25

A very nice man has replaced a faulty pressure switch in my washing machine and it is working properly   there's a load of jeans revolving as we speak.  He looked at the label on my machine and said that it should just be a one-off blip as my machine is one of a batch made in Italy and he rates Italian engineering and manufacture highly (as does my son)  ... apparently the ones made China have more problems. 

Now for another coffee ... then a batch of Salad Drawer Soup will be made - think it'll be mainly celery, leek and purple sprouting broccoli with chicken stock and some creme fraiche ... possibly a soupcon of blue cheese ... what do you think?

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 09:28

Perhaps in the form of a pot of jam?

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