“I bought a pole that could hold six feeders at a time. We’ve only gotten drive-through twice in the last eight months, but kept our fly-up fully stocked at all times. Two kinds of suet. A feeder built for woodpeckers. One that could hold whole peanuts for the blue jays; it became a prize the neighborhood squirrels dedicated their lives to claim. A second hummingbird feeder went up after we read they were highly territorial.”
I love reading about how people are coping with what's going on this year and this is a beautiful piece on that. I hope that when we get to the other side some of these things remain with us, that instead of thinking of them as coping mechanisms, they become a way we can stop and slow down. Watching the birds, possibly, or whatever it is you've been doing this year.