Feed the Birds

I hadn’t repainted these two bird feeders for a number of years.  Last week I gave them two coats of the white paint and this week I painted some decorative flowers on the sides.  Then I varnished them for a little additional protection from the weather.

I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors doing yard work.  I keep thinking that I’ll get back to more computer time, but as long as the weather is good for me to work outdoors, I really need to spend time getting the flower beds looking better. The flowers are doing their best but the weeds are doing their best, too.  Weeding and spading tires me out.

We’ve also started to work in the Hospice Garden of Life for this new season.  On Monday, we started to spread the new mulch.  We do this every spring.  Right now we can only do this in the places where we won’t be planting annuals.  After those flowers are planted, we will add the mulch in those areas, too.  We cleaned out under the bird feeders and put down new bark cloth and weed killer and then the new red wood mulch.  It took a lot of bending, as well as lifting and carrying the buckets of mulch.  We won’t plant until June 2.

We had frost here last night.  I didn’t think we were going to have it that cold here last night.  Soon we’ll be past the frosty mornings.

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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2 Responses to Feed the Birds

  1. Lorraine says:

    Very pretty bird houses. I’m partial to the one with the yellow flowers.

  2. NJ says:

    Lorraine, I think I like that one best, too. I tried to do the blue one with thumb prints! It was okay, but the one I did with the traditional technique, a paint brush, is better. Maybe it’s the technique, but maybe it’s the colors that come out better. NJ

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