Earlier today I busied myself in my garden, as it was neither raining nor too cold. I picked up sticks and litter blown in with the strong winds we have experienced for days.
Suet cakes were placed in the holders for the birds as I am hoping to lure a few colorful birds into my domain. My usual winter birds are woodpeckers, blue jays, cardinals, and chickadees.
It is not necessary to purchase suet cakes at the market. Collect pine cones, pack with peanut butter, and roll in birdseed. Attach a string and hang for the birds.