Design - "Joy"
Chart - "Flora McSampler 2011 Ornaments"
Fabric - 28 count Wichlet Milk Chocolate linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 30 December 2013
Completed - 30 December 2013
Taking care of the birds during the ice storm is rewarding and joyful. I feel a responsibility to make sure they have food and water all year, but there is a special urgency when the weather is terrible.
The woodpeckers were out in force.
Here's the male Hairy Woodpecker.
Here's the female Hairy Woodpecker.
An Acorn Woodpecker and Starling.
The male Acorn Woodpecker.
It was a challenge to detach the frozen feeders and refill them.
The female Acorn Woodpecker and crew finished off a large cylinder feeder of mix nuts in just a few days. In 'normal' weather it would last three weeks.
Here's a male Flicker.
I saw as many as three Flickers at a time.
Protein like suet and peanuts helps the birds with calories to fight the cold.