Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at "In the Garden...."
Skeeter's parents snapped the picture of the turkey along with her friend the squirrel in their backyard recently. A fitting tribute to our day of thanks and our Turkey day. What do you suppose the squirrel and turkey are discussing? How lucky the turkey is she did not wind up on someone's dinner plate? Enough about the turkeys, let's talk of feeding the birds.
Do you remember my post on Crabby Crabapples way back in April? Well, it is crabby crabapple time again, and this time the crabapples are showing the world why they should be in the garden. The birds love them and the crabapples are a feast for my eyes. I assure you that if you eat these crabapples, you will not be happy with the taste. At first bite they seem to taste just like apples, then the bitter and sour taste come through and you say, "Yuck!". But, the birds say, "Yum!"
All birds love crabapples, and they are a great source of food for the birds in the winter. I find that in my garden mockingbirds are particularly fond of the crabapples, but I also enjoy the cardinals and chickadees eating them too.
Food for the birds is a fitting tribute to Thanksgiving when we are all warmly ensconced in our homes feasting on-what else-birds-shhhh-don't mention turkey or our friend above might get all gobbly and wobbly. Happy Thanksgiving!
in the garden....