I got to play outside today!
All I did was prune off a boatload of sucker shoots coming up from a clump of witch hazel trees in the back yard. We have a huge bird feeder on a post that broke at the ground. We ended up bungee cording the post to a couple of tree trunks so that we could still lift the top to fill, but the platform was level so the seeds won't spill when the birds perch. While Himself was unemployed, we fed the birds sporadically while he was on unemployment benefits, then stopped when the well went dry. Now that he is getting his social security benefit I'm wanting to be generous with our bird friends again. Had to clean up a bunch of shoots that made seeing the feeder a bit difficult, not to mention filling it. Now that it's easy to reach, I'll have to wipe the feeder up inside and out (plain water only, just getting dust and bug eggs cleaned out) and then fill it up when it's dry. Can't wait to see them flitting about. Once the ground is soft enough and dry enough, we'll plant a couple of our shepherds' hooks for the goldfinch and hummingbird feeders.