With the days dwindling down and the long winter looming, it seemed such a waste to spend my whole Sunday inside, watching football and Nascar. So I didnít. I didnít leave home, of course, because being in the car would have been a waste. A waste of time, and a misuse of fossil fuel, when I have the green expanse of my own countryside just beyond the front door.
When the skinny black and white cat wandered through the yard, I left it alone. So did the birds, which is why I didnít bother to chase the cat away. I want it to feel welcome to keep the rodent population under control, but not comfortable enough to go after my birds. Iím very protective of my birds. I fill the birdbath every day, and they appreciate it. They tell me the only way they can, by making lavish use of the facility.