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Chicadees all over; But where is the sunshine

Hello friends and welcome to February.

I know that it is winter, but doesn’t it seem we’ve had a significant amount of overcast days and little sunshine. That same overcast that has kept us in gloom has also kept the cold at bay. We haven’t seen sub-zero temperatures yet, so there is a good side to it I suppose.

I know I live in Michigan and we have “winter,” so I am not complaining about that. I am just commenting that it seems like little sun as of late.

Living in these troubled times it does me good to have my feathered friends visiting regularly. 

My birds eat like a kid home from college. I’ve been making plans for new bird houses in the spring. I am hoping that I can coax my new friends, the Titmice, to stay around through the summer. I am thinking of making natural log houses on my lathe, that should make it just like they use in the wild.

This year has sure been a banner year for Chickadees. I have always had several but this year they come by the dozen. I guess that the Blue Jays are not doing so bad either as I just looked at my feeder and there are over two dozen with more in the trees. They look like blue Christmas ornaments hanging out there, interspersed with Doves.

In my family we have a liking of board games and own somewhere around 100. It has been nice to spend a few weekends with the family learning some of the new ones that Santa brought us this last Christmas. Some of my favorites include Splendor, A Ticket to Ride and Catan. Its more than just being able to play a game though, its spending time with family and friends that really matters.

It’s too bad there isn’t a place people could meet and play a few hours each week. Well maybe once this virus thing is over then who knows.

I mentioned my lathe earlier and have been having fun on it making pens and ornaments. I have a project in mind that I am working on, ink pens made from wood salvaged from the Mio Courthouse. I am working on a certificate of authenticity for them. I want these to be nice.

Well, I guess that’s all for another month, may you all have a nice warm and safe winter. Please help keep our woods and waters clean.

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