I’m not even sure how much snow we have, but we have a lot of snow. So far the power is on. But I don’t think the 100 lbs. of bird­seed I bought in prepa­ra­tion for the snow is going to hold out long. The birds are arriv­ing in droves.

See for yourself.

The birds are practically knocking on the back door asking for more bird seed.

The birds are prac­ti­cally knock­ing on the back door ask­ing for more bird seed.

Harry ventured out to do a bit of damage control to the chicken coop. The chickens are nestled inside where it is heated and I have given them treats of kale and dried corn on the cob.

Harry ven­tured out to do a bit of dam­age con­trol to the chicken coop. The chick­ens are nes­tled inside where it is heated and I have given them treats of kale and dried corn on the cob.

At one point there were about 25 cardinals outside in addition to all the other birds.

At one point there were about 25 car­di­nals out­side in addi­tion to all the other birds.

The goldfinches have lost their color for the winter.

Be Socia­ble, Share!
Robin

13 Responses to “They’re Calling it the Storm of the Century”

  1. Mr. McGregor's Daughter Says:

    Well, that’s one upside of the storm. Great shot of the car­di­nal.
    .-= Mr. McGregor’s Daughter´s last blog ..I’m Lichen It =-.

  2. Carol Says:

    Great pic­tures. You’ll have to look at them when it is really hot this sum­mer. Good luck, stay warm and hope for an early spring.
    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Hor­toth­e­sis: Seeds and Snow =-.

  3. Rick Says:

    Spring, when it does come, will be a great wel­comed event. And by June, all the cold and wet will be a dis­tant mem­ory.
    .-= Rick´s last blog ..Fri­day fun­nies… =-.

  4. Claire, Plantpassion Says:

    wow i’m hop­ing our snow is over for this year, — but last yr 1st week of feb we had major (for UK) storm, so I feel for you, — keep bak­ing, I love hear­ing you have the tins stocked. — That Car­di­nal is Red, — don’t have birds that colour here.

  5. Diana Says:

    Here in North Cen­tral Wash­ing­ton we have weather like that too, but the last two years have bee a bit to mild, so there is always a threat of for­est fires, we need what you are get­ting. Love to read your blog, and your sto­ries about your chickens.

  6. Dee/reddirtramblings Says:

    So over the snow I am. I think we’re get­ting more on Mon­day. Yes, I noticed the birds were sim­ply crazy in our snow storm of the decade (at Christ­mas). Stay warm, Robin.
    .-= Dee/reddirtramblings´s last blog ..Snow­bound thoughts: Part I, ter­rar­i­ums =-.

  7. Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence Says:

    Love see­ing the birds. The snow is so beau­ti­ful. H

  8. Susan Says:

    Hey, your birds look like mine, except you even have more!

    Love your pics!

  9. Cindy, MCOK Says:

    It looks very peace­ful and VERY very cold. I hope you and Harry and the lit­tle dogs stay snug and warm.
    .-= Cindy, MCOK´s last blog ..Friday’s Fine Feath­ered Friend =-.

  10. Cindy, MCOK Says:

    Oh, and Miss P, too! And the chick­ens!
    .-= Cindy, MCOK´s last blog ..Friday’s Fine Feath­ered Friend =-.

  11. Gail Says:

    You are good hearted~~100 pounds of bird feed! No won­der the chick­ens love you. Be safe and keep warm. gail
    .-= Gail´s last blog ..When Trou­ble Comes Knock­ing On The Door! =-.

  12. Blossom Says:

    Please keep warm and safe.
    .-= Blossom´s last blog ..It Takes my Breath Away =-.

  13. Jan (Thanks For Today) Says:

    I get so many birds dur­ing the win­ter, and they are plen­ti­ful here, too. My goldfinches are just begin­ning to get their color. I think the bird you showed is a white throated spar­row;-) I’m some­what bird obsessed. I could be wrong on the ID but I’m sure it’s not a goldfinch.

    Thanks, Jan. I did some more look­ing, and you’re right, those are white throated spar­rows. Thanks for the catch!

    Robin

    .-= Jan (Thanks For Today)´s last blog ..Two Feet of the White Stuff…AGAIN! =-.

Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, is now available from Taunton Press. Bumblebee is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens. She also blogs about food and chickens at Eggs & Chickens. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for visiting.

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