I haven't posted very much the last few months but I have a very good reason. My daughter is very ill and we have been going through some tough times.
My daughter has the disabling autoimmune disease Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It's really been hard to take it all in but even more difficult to see my daughter so ill and writhing in pain day after day.
I was always there for my daughter. Whenever she needed me I was always here....many times putting off my own things to do for her. Life is short so I just want to say enjoy these days with your kids as you never know when they will be replaced with sickness and pain.
I will not be able to post regularly as I just don't have the time with running to appointments but I will post as soon as possible.
Here's an easy craft and you can help to find the birds at the same time. Right now pine cones are all over the ground. I have seen them in the driveway every time we pass down the driveway.
Here is what you need:
Pine cones string
A metal pie pan
Spread newspaper out on the table. Pour some bird seed into the metal pie pan. Tie string onto one end of the pine cone.
Now--- take the butter knife and spread some peanut butter all over your pine cone. Once it's completely covered then you can either roll your pine cone into the bird seed until it is completely covered or you can spoon it onto the cone and pat it down with your fingers. There is no right or wrong way whichever way you choose your feathered friends will enjoy it!!
When school's out & you're wondering how to keep your rug rats occupied, grab an armful of Renee Schwarz's books, rummage through your recycling bins, get out your paint boxes & glue stash, dig through your tool kits & get started on some fun things, then sit back & watch your fine feathered friends flock to your feeders.
I am in no way an expert birdwatcher, but this book and birdfeeder are so much fun to use. Like another reviewer, I was skeptical of birds actually coming to the feeder. In less than a week, they had not only found it, but were fighting to get inside it! The book is small, but well written and very informative for all ages, especially if you know very little about birdwatching. It makes the common birds you will see easy to identify. The feeder is great because it can be attached to a window pane, making up-close viewing possible from inside your house.
A great gift!