It is time to start packing and shovel the RV out and get out of the snow.
Before I go,
I have to make sure to take care of a few things....
Yesterday I served my last tea party at Grandma's. Our 3 guests had cranberry and roasted almond scones, sweetened cream and strawberry jam along with their pot of tea. We are closing the doors on the season. We will re-open when the weather is nicer or we get back from our road trip, whichever comes first.
So much to do
so little time
First we needed to take care of the hungry birds. All year the gardens are visited by plenty of wildlife. The birds by the dozens of bluejays, house wrens, sparrows, mocking birds, finch, mourning doves, wood peckers, northern flicker, chickadees, and nut hatches. The fox come by frequently for a visit and a drink from our pond. We have a pond heater turned on during the Winter months and it provides a hole the size of a dinner plate.
A last minute idea and another one of my keep Grandma happy plans was to build a bird feeder. We have it attached to the side of our sign and I've put a request on Facebook for my friends to come by and feed the birds. The birds are use to being fed in the gardens but with all the snow that came down so fast all their food is covered over along with our feeders. So this one was a must to build before we got on the road.
Yesterday we noticed the Blue Jays have found the feeder, good it is working.
A trip to the Co-op and a 50 pound bag of mixed bird seed should last one week and Victoria has agreed to pick up seed as often as needed to keep a supply for Grandma's birds.
Thank you to my wonderful friends the bird feeders
Monday ~ Debbie Reid
Tuesday ~ Tabitha Roberts
Wednesday ~ Margie Villard
Thursday ~ Anneke Plugge
Friday ~ Anneke
Saturday ~ Paul Alan
Sunday ~ Tabitha Roberts or Victoria MacLeod
I'm joining Karen at her blog "My Little Home and Garden" for Sunlit Sunday. Sunlit Sundays is a meme that Karen hosts each winter to bring a little joy and sunshine into our lives during the long winter months from January to March. Be sure to drop by her blog and join up or just visit other bloggers as they share their sunshine and pictures.
Time to get packing
*Follow our road trip and see how Grandma is spending her afternoons over the next couple of months. I will be on the road and internet service is only here and there. I'll get around to visiting everyone in my RSS as soon as we are plugged into a solid network. Pray for our safe journey.