Over the past couple of years we have made pinecone bird feeders for our feathered friends. We were a little late getting to it this winter but we do have a regular bird feeder that is stocked all year round so it wasn’t a big deal.
Since the girlies like to help make these feeders we took a few minutes this afternoon and spread lots of peanut butter into the pinecones and then rolled it in some bird seed. We tied on some pretty pieces of yarn and I put them in the tree outside of my office window. I snapped a photo and came in.
No sooner than I had shut the front door my girls yelled that we already had a visitor in the tree! Awesome! That was so fast. I came into the office and lo and behold there is a squirrel attempting to reach our newly hung feeders. The sneaky little rodent made off with one of the feeders in less than 2 minutes! I caught him on the roof before he bolted away.
My oldest said “That’s okay. I wanted the squirrel to have mine. I wanted to be kind.” Bless her little heart. In the moments like this, where she chooses to be positive and thoughtful, I feel like I may just be doing an okay job as a mommy after all.
I hope you are having a great weekend!