Wednesday and Thursday we climbed up into the low 60's f. A nice break for January even for this area. However we were warned that big changes were coming Thursday afternoon.
So I went to town very early and picked up corn and birdseed for the wildlife and a little people food too. While at the farm store I remembered that I had not put garden lime on my garden for a couple years-and here we need to add it every year due to the type of soil we have. So I got two 40 pound bags of that. It was raining lightly all morning.
I got home before noon, and it was still low 60's f so got the wildlife food put away in its metal containers, got the food and bottles of water in the house and by that time the temperature began to drop, and the winds really picked up. I grabbed a wheel barrel and spread out the garden lime-and it started to rain a little harder and got colder. In a few hours the temperature dropped to the 30s f and we were to fall to the low teens at night and single digits this morning-Friday with feels like temperatures below 0 f
Here in this area of Missouri we are used to 30 and 40 degree temperature swings but this one is feeling pretty brutal.
A couple days ago when we had sunshine I took a few photos from my bay window with birds and the deer visiting. I have been tossing out bird seed on the ground in this area now too along with the bird feeders outside the back door.
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There is a female cardinal and a red headed woodpecker eating on the stump with the deer nearby
A pair of cardinals and a bluejay
I keep niger seed out for the goldfinches-a feeder on the left and on the right
The crows love the corn too
Some times allot of doves will fly in and in the middle there is a red headed woodpecker
Oh and I wanted to mention a few of you have email addresses with yahoo--for some reason my provider hughes is sending all yahoo back so that is why I am not answering back-I am but you are not getting them
Happy Friday everyone-stay warm and safe