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Old 12-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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I loved this!!!
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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That was so beautiful, thank you for sharing! I'd love to try that with our ruby throated hummingbirds!

Lib--are you having the snow I am hearing about?
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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We might have a shot at this with the hummers that come to our feeders out front but not with the hummers that go to the back feeders. I've got an article somewhere on pecan pieces and chickadees that I'm trying to find but I didn't know if I could do it in your forum so I hope I didn't lose it. Low down is this guy sat around on his deck after he filled his feeders and the birds became accustomed to him and one day he held out his hand with pecan pieces and a chickadee landed and took a piece. The rest is history.... he's had em eating out of his hands ever since.

Ya.... we're getting the snow and what's worse is we're by the lake like havalotta so she's gotta be hammered too. The last time I checked the temps it was like 8 outside so maybe our thermometer's busted since we should be warmer close to the lake. Winds are super high and drifting's bad. We didn't get the 12" they predicted.... thank GOD but.... those winds are making driving tough and the roads aren't cleared yet. One of our shutters blew off the house and our birdfeeders were sideways. It's been a while since I've seen that. I took em down since I was afraid they'd come off the shepherds hooks and break. I'll put em back up when the winds die down. The only birdfeeder that's got any seed left in it is the one on the 6" square pole. That one's sunk in concrete so it's not going anywhere. I've got a squirrel hunkered down in my composter. I go out and dump in it and he flies out. I go back inside and.... he scurries back in the composter. It's sorta funny.
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Well, stay inside and keep warm! I am glad you are okay and have had minimal damage. I hope Havalotta is okay, too. Cute about the squirrel! I am glad he has a safe place to stay and probably some good eatings, too!

Last year at this time we were hammered by snow and missed a bunch of school days. I really hope that doesn't happen this year!
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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FREEZING our off here. Wind wind windy!
I had to go inside three times to warm up my frozen fingers... Just keeps drifting the door shut. Every time the pup needs to go out for a pee it ends up coming in onto the carpet...The snow that is. Had to go pull hubby and his plow out of the field he shoves the snow into. There's a snow pile out there like mid to end of winter already and it's our FIRST snow fall..It's been snowing for 2-3 days and still coming. Heavy too. Already broke one shovel.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:45 PM   #6
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We finished with about 15" of snow & the wind is still howling & blowing it around. Now there are dangerous wind chills forcast for a couple of days & many of the area schools are already closed for Monday. This is a very rural area in the Mississippi River valley so the terrain is difficult for snow removal in time to safely run school buses. Everyone stay safe.
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You're getting hammered worse than us. 15" is a LOT of snow. The plows came by us once already but with the winds we're back to square one. They shoulda saved our money and waited till the winds died down. You can't win with winds like this... no way.
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Expecting minus 2 degrees here...
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Wow! You guys are definitely experiencing much worse weather than we are! It is very cold here, but not that cold, Havalotta!
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Amazing hummingbird video Equilibrium! Thanks for posting it here.

We were snowed in this past week-end, and did not get plowed out until Tuesday (today). We got over 2 feet of snow, in addition to blizzard conditions. The snow piles are HUGE.

Now the temps have dropped into the frigid below zero zone. burrrrrr....
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