This morning the Windy City dawned with snow left from the weekend and windchill of MINUS 20 below. You can even see a little path the squirrels have made, making a beeline from the back Spruce tree to the ones that shelter the food I put out.
We didn't get a whole lot of accumulation, but it's super cold and we're supposed to get another 5-6 inches of snow tonight.
Under one spruce it's sheltered from the worst of the snow, so I scattered seeds and peanuts for the birds and squirrels.
Then the critter water dish was cleared of ice and filled with gently warmed water.
After that, I refilled the two feeders and added a fresh Suet while Abby went out. This little red bird was waiting for me.
Mom, why don't you just stay inside where it's warm?
I can't let the little animals go hungry Abby, and the river is frozen over and if they eat snow for water, they lose body heat and energy.
No Mom, I wasn't rolling in the snow, I was guarding the fenced part of the yard against invading critters!
Why do you ask?
I don't know Abby, maybe because Mr. Bun is still hiding under the lilac bush, while you walked right by to your favorite rolling spot!