Feed the Birds Hodgepodge

Jo From This Side of the Pond is tweeting out some new questions for us to answer for Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1.  April 26th is National Audubon Day, honoring John James Audubon, the French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter known for his detailed study and illustration of birds in their natural habitats.

Do you have a bird feeder? 

Yes, several.

Any birds in your home decor?

A few.

Have you ever owned a pet bird?

Yes, and it’s a sad story I’ve told before. In the 50’s our Pop decided he would get pigeons and he built a pigeon cage for them in our back yard. I had 3 siblings at that time and we all chose one to be our pet. Mine was Green Neck. Things got so dire financially that our pet pigeons ended up in a pot of soup. All of my siblings and myself refused to eat that soup. Our Pop couldn’t understand why. OYE!

The photo above is of our Pop, my older sisters Kathy and Vera and that’s me with a pigeon on my head. I’m guessing it’s Green Neck.

What’s your favorite bird? 

This is tough. I love many birds. The majestic eagle and the hawk are special. I love the look of owls. Hummingbirds are adorable. I’m not a fan of pigeons and won’t let them find a place to roost.

2. What’s something you took to ‘like a duck to water’? 


3. Empty nest, nest egg, proud as a peacock, free as a bird, birds of a feather flock together, or the early bird catches the worm…choose one and tell us how it currently applies to your life. 

I’ll go with the early bird catches the worm because lately I’m finding myself awake at 5am and by 9am it seems like I’ve gotten all I need to get done, done.

4. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds…your favorite seed and a favorite food or dish made with that seed or topped with that seed?

Sunflower seeds first and pumpkin seeds come in second, roasted and lightly salted in the shells.

Have you tried all the seeds on the list?

I don’t think I’ve tried flax or chia.

Any you don’t care for? 

All are fine in limited quantities, except for sunflower seeds. I can crack and eat a whole bag of sunflower seeds!

5. Something in the past week that made you ‘happy as a lark’?

We took the plunge and are trying out a new satellite internet service. Waiting for one last mount before we are good to go. If you don’t see me next week you’ll know something went wrong. Where we live in the country our only good option is a satellite service.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

We are warming up the rest of this week and finally have mornings above freezing. We had our first walk on the Rotary Trail on Saturday morning and are looking forward to this trek a few times a week.

Today is a busy day with a 7am appointment for new tires on the car, an 8:30 appointment with the doctor, 9am Prayer meeting and then the window washers are coming in the late afternoon. Hooray for clean windows!

Our shadows on the trail last Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to be around to visit soon.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Feed the Birds Hodgepodge

  1. I don’t think I could have eaten the pigeon stew either. We get up at 5:00 every day, too, and I get so much done before I have to be at work at 8:30. I can usually ride my stationary bike, take a 10 minute walk around the block, do a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher, etc. plus get ready and I’m still at work by 8:30.

  2. Hello,
    I am an early bird too, this morning I am catching up with my blog reading. I hope all goes well with your new internet service. Love the shadow shot. Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. We adore reading your blog! Your unconventional perspective and genuine voice have an impact in the world. Keep creating, because your ideas make a difference. Thank you for being you!

    Thanks – TheDogGod

  4. Great shadow shot! I don’t blame you for not eating the pigeon soup. For a while my son and DIL had chickens. When I asked if they had names he cautioned me, “Never name your food.” (And THAT’s why I could never live on a farm.)

  5. Don’t have bird feeders here because they attract the bears.
    I have quite a few ceramic birds around the house and a jigsaw puzzle that we glued together hanging up.
    A busy day for you today starting early.

  6. That is sad about your pigeons ending up in a pot of soup. I see them at the store in the parking lot – some of them have pretty effervescent colorings. They seem to be gentle though. I once had a pigeon poop on me and it got into my eyes. I had to see a doctor for some antibiotic ointment.

    I’m an early bird as well. Take Care

  7. I am fascinated by the hawks, they’re fun to watch and we get one in our treetops pretty often. He’s usually got his eye on some smaller creature. Circle of life lol. Hope your busy day went well!

  8. I can’t even imagine getting everything I need to do, done by 9 am. You must be far more organized than I and I’m sure you are!

    I couldn’t have eaten that pigeon stew, either. Not with having known the pigeons by name.

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