Tuesday 6 January 2015

The Peanut Butter Log

     Many years ago, I took an old piece of log, drilled holes in it, hung it up on a branch, and filled the holes with peanut butter, for the birds to eat during the winter.  It has proven to be a popular dining spot not only for the birds, but also for the deer and the squirrels.  By the end of every day all the peanut butter is gone and part of my morning routine is to refill it.
    This of course means that we end up having to buy a lot of peanut butter, but I don’t mind if it keeps all the critters happy.  When it gets really cold, the peanut butter has the consistency of a rock and the birds really have to work with their beaks to get chunks of it.  Skye always makes a habit of checking under the log to “Hoover” up any bits of peanut butter that the other animals have dropped.

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