Alwen asked . . .
What feeder is that?
It's the No-No Tray Feeder. The food does not drop into the tray. I guess the tray is for perching. This Downy thinks it makes a great sheltered resting place while he feasts.
When I first saw this, I thought the Downy was injured. He isn't. He's just taking it easy.
NMjewel asked . . .
And do you mean there's no such thing as a squirrel-proof feeder?
The way to insanity is to get obsessed with keeping squirrels out of the bird food, although many companies have made money selling feeders and devices claimed to do so.
Some feeders are much better at keeping squirrels out than others. With the No-no feeder, the squirrel can find peanut pieces to eat, but it can't haul away entire peanuts.
Click here to see an amusing picture of a squirrel baffle at work outside my kitchen window.
Kathy asked . . .
I looked at the scarf pattern and yours is much more ribbed than the image she puts on her page with the pattern??????? Would I see her pattern in a closeup??? It looks very different to me...
It's the same pattern. Really.
There's probably a few reasons my scarf looks different to you than the picture in the One-Row Scarf Pattern:
- My picture was taken in window light which is shining on the raised stitches that are knit through the back of the stitch and shadowing the garter pattern.
- My yarn is stiffer and the finished scarf is unwashed, unblocked.
- I knit at a little tighter gauge than the pattern.
- My scarf is knit holding two strands of fingering together. The pattern scarf is knit from handspun.
This is a scarf I knit last September from a wonderfully soft 100% alpaca. Same pattern, different yarn, different gauge, different look. It looks more like the scarf in the pattern.
Mom asked . . .
Are the bluebirds finding the meal worms in their feeder??I've moved the bluebird feeder into the back field by the bluebird nest boxes. I don't expect bluebirds to be exploring for food this time of year. They're off in the deep woods trying to survive. But once in a while they flock in to visit their nest boxes and I'm hoping they spot the feeder. Don't know if they'll eat frozen mealworms though.
I may have to wait until spring to attract them to the feeder. Then I can start moving it nearer and nearer to the house so by next winter they'll know where they can find food.