Converting back to a green life, one week (and nap time) at a time

For the Birds

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April 2015

The variety of wildlife of our suburban neighbourhood has started to make its springtime return, to a bit of a shock – the mounds of snow are still on the ground, and making it very difficult for birds to find food and nesting materials. So my daughter and I have been putting out dryer lint, bird seed, peanut butter, and produce in hopes of helping out our feathered neighbours and giving her another opportunity to learn about the wild world around her (Week 18). We`ve continued to buy 50% off produce (Week 11) as much as possible, and some of these items have proven useful for our homemade bird feeders. So far we`ve had chickadees, robins, sparrows, and warblers. Hoping the proximity to the ground (due to the high snowbanks) didn`t encourage the neighbourhood cats to get an easy feast.

Meanwhile we`ve been “nesting“ at home – rearranging furniture and toys, painting rooms (using Benjamin Moore low VOC paint of course). Ultrasound and blood work didn`t show anything unusual. Feeling like pregnancy is for the birds; trying to keep my eye on the prize and know I’m not alone – see fellow bloggers Pregnant Chicken and Scary Mommy. Three and a half months to go . . .


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