It’s a sunny morning up here on our hill in NH. I can’t see any snow at all from my window here at the computer, although there’s snow on the mountain across the lake from us.
The squirrels and chipmunks have emerged from their winter homes and are dashing around and up and down. When we had bird feeders we’d see them all year round but, since removing the feeders, not so much. When we first moved here we set up several feeders, bought bird books so we could identify the visitors, and had bags and bags of bird seed stored in two metal trash cans on the deck.
One early morning I stood at the window admiring our view when I saw that the wooden bird feeder was broken. Hmmm, then I noticed that the other bird feeders were not hanging from the deck. Oh-oh. A bear had been on our deck during the night – broken the one – and took two. We found one below the deck. The other one was way farther away, down the hill, near our neighbors’ driveway, crushed and empty. And so ended our bird feeding.
We’re going to Kansas City next month! One of us (ahem, that would be me…) turns 60 in April. I’m not sure how that happened… but anyway. The boys were trying to figure out a trip here to help celebrate when Chris suggested we go there. Kyle lives in Olathe, Chris is in Fayetteville, AR. I have only been back once since we moved here to NH so – it’ll be fun. We’ll also drive down to Fayetteville (never been there) to spend some time with Chris at his place.
And finally, as I’m sure some of you would be seriously disappointed if I didn’t post the photo below. The daffodils are here! They’re not very big yet but I have faith!