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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We Have Snow


It has been windy and snow squall after snow squall since Monday evening and now the snow is staying  , I knew the lack of snow we had was to good to be true , now we dont have lots as of yet but more then we have had so far this winter !

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                                                 From my kitchen window this morning looking out to the valley !

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                                                               The back yard  looks pretty with the snow !

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                Papa took photos of Miggs and I as I was filling up my birdie feeders and sweeping the snow out of my shed  ! I had no idea he grabbed my camera and took photos I didn’t see him in the windows lol ! Sneaky Papa !

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After I finished filling the feeders and sweeping the snow out of my shed that I had tromped in , I then grabbed my camera and took photos of the birds and Miggs as she was telling one of the many feral cats we have here to stay away from her Mama’s birds .

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In the back behind our sheds and the wood sheds feral cats like to sit and wait for the birdies at the feeders as the feeders are close but Miggs is on the job for me to keep my birdies safe . The feral cats get fed from neighbours  and they have mice, squirrels and bunnys which I have seen them carry off   and have lots of good shelter in and around the area .


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                                                                                       Miggs in hot pursuit !

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                                                               Gota love those ears when she runs full tilt lol !

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   I then said lets go Miggs treat time,  Well  that look and body language tells all doesn’t it ?  WHAT , TREATS  YOU SAY ?? !!   and  in she came ,  well that gave the cat a chance to skidaddle  safely .

We came in and got our selves settled  , Miggs had her treats and I had a cup of coffee .  This also gives the birdies time to see that we arent out there any more and go nuts on the feeders I just filled up !

                                                                                  And that they did !

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                                                                      We have lots of Goldfinch this year .

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                                                                                        And Pine Siskins !

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                                          They are all lined up on the branch by the yellow feeder waitng their turn !

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                They even cover the ground with the other birds under the feeders and feast on seed  that has been either chucked out or thrown for what ever reason  ! I think they just pull so much out at once and eat what they have in their beaks at the time so the rest just get turfed out on to the ground  lol !  waste not want not in the bird world , good thing cause I have to remortgaged  the house to keep these guys fed and happy this time of year lol !

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                                                            The Cardinals are getting in on the feast as well !

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The snow is still comming down but seems to of slowed down  a bit  and is more just blowing about now  then actually falling  from  the sky which  is a wash out of white and it seems the sun is trying it’s best to peek out in between  it all .  I dont know how long this snow on the ground will last this time or how much more we will get   but then yet it is still winter  so anything can happen  lol !

Papa’s knee is better but now the poor guy has a sinus cold  and it all had to be on the mid winter shut down from work  , the  poor guy rarely gets sick ,  oh well guess old age is catching up to him now lol  I told him it would  hehe ! He is a few years younger then I am but still  I like to tease him as I already know what it is like lol !

         So as the snow flys ,  the sun trys to peek out from the white washed sky  and give us a glimps of hope , we are inside all cozy for another day of puttering .

                                                                                      Until next time .

                                                                          Country Gal


Amy at love made my home said...

Awwww Miggs! My favourite snow dog! xx

NanaNor's said...

I'm glad the snow doesn't stop you from being outside. Here we are having nice weather-sunshine and today got up to 60. I am starting to hear the birds again, but it is too early for any other than Magpies. Glad Miggs is on the job keeping those cats away. You are lucky she has such good teeth, it can get expensive to have them cleaned etc. I guess that is the farm girl in me that remembers before dogs got their teeth cleaned.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Noreen

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice to see you finally got a bit of snow, Elaine, but the poor daffodils that were budding last week will be confused! Glad that Miggs is on the job keeping the feral cats away from the feeders. It sounds like they have plenty to eat without looking for meals at yiur feeders. Hole that Papa feels better soon.

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad you're back to some winter!

William Kendall said...

The winter looks good and seems to agree with Miggs!

Denise inVA said...

Great snowy photos! Miggs is a first class guardian of feathered friends. Please thank Papa for taking the sneaky photos of you ;) and I hope he gets rid of his cold real fast.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You have more snow than we do. It is getting colder again today, and the deep freeze arrives for the weekend. That Papa sure is sneaky, that's a couple of times he has snapped photos of you without you knowing it.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Love seeing all the birdies! Keep'em safe Migs!

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, such a wonderful view, Miggs sure looks like she's right on guarding those birdies.Blessings Francine..

September Violets said...

Miggs looks like a force to be reckoned with as she barrels along! Glad you got some snow (I think? ... are you glad?). We got just a dusting this week, but so very cold again and apparently right through the weekend. You have a great group of happy birds there enjoying your generosity.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your (and Papa's!) photos are perfect for the day! What a character Miggs is,you can tell she takes her job very seriously!!

Hope your day ended on a warm and cozy note! :-)

Gail said...

The slow snow had me worried about a dry spring.

Your pictures are wonderful as usual.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty snowy images. I love your Miggs and all the birds. It is too cold here for our snow to melt. Stay warm and safe. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!