Yesterday we had really bad weather and the blowing snow was so bad traveling to church.. But we made it~! When we came out of church it was nice. No wind and no snow blowing.. We came home and had some delicious brocolli / ham soup and a sandwich.. I baked some apples in the microwave and they tasted so delish~! About 4 p.m. the wind picked back up and Yikes~! the blowing snow was blowing so hard and on the T.V. there were school cancellations for today..(Monday)... This morning lots of businesses were closing.. It's -7 and the chill factor is brisk.. The winds are suppose to pick back up to 30 plus and they are telling people to stay home because it's so cold.. I went out this morning and fed the birds ,,,had to shovel lots of snow to get to their feeder.. There was a little black capped chickadee that was not looking very good.. I picked him up and brought him into the house.. I gave it some water and some food and he perked right back up.. I let him back outside and he flew to the feeder and looked like he was going to make it.. He was singing his song "I'm alive" "I'm alive"... chick a dee dee~! chick a dee dee~!
After I got back inside I poured my coffee and made my morning grits and a soft egg.. Now just sitting in my comfy chair watching the birds.. I now have one squirrel and he is enjoying the corn I put out on the ground this morning just for him.. I had some walnuts and put them out there too.. My friend gave me a old bag (2010) of walnuts she had in her freezer and said to feed them to my birds.. j
Hope you all are safe and warm.. I'm just thankful we have electricity and the furnace is running ...
Ta ta for now from Iowa:)
WARNING~~~~everyone should go outside and take a look at the exhaust that is on the side of your house..this exhaust comes from your furnace.. If it is blocked with snow or ice your furnace will not work.. I checked mine while out feeding the birds..It was covered with snow.. Good thing I looked~!