An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scofted. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Do Birds Have Baby Showers?

Yesterday as I was standing in the kitchen, I look out the window and see, no joke, 15-20 pregnant Robins scattered around a tree in our backyard.  I’m in NW IN and the weather has been crazy. First we have 60 degree weather and this week we get snow and back down below freezing.  As the birds were pecking around I started to feel sorry for them. Was there supposed to be food and now there wasn't?  Did they migrate back to soon? When my hubby entered the kitchen he asked what I was staring at and I said, “All those birds outside. Do you think they are hungry?”

Without me asking, he went out to the garage, grabbed a bag of birdseed, slipped on his shoes and headed outside. Gazing out the window, I smile as he scattered food around.

He came back in the house shivering, chuckling and says, “I think they were having a women’s convention out there. No probably a baby shower.” 

We both found ourselves standing in the kitchen laugh hysterically over the thought of birds having a baby shower.  I don’t know if it strikes you as funny, but it did us.

Most of my writings are about gifts for people, but yesterday my hubby gave a gift to our flying friends and I had to share.

Have a blessed evening!



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  2. I always felt good about feeding birds. Or, did I want amusement? Squirrels tried to get to the food. I am afraid I drew rats and mice to my home! Then, I read people make birds dependent and don't know how to forage for themselves after a while.

    I don't know. But, if I did not have to feed my hens, I would feed the birds.