It is a traditional belief or story that on Valentine’s Day the birds find their mates. They have to hook up early in the year to make sure the children will be strong before the fall arrives.
What better Valentine gift can we give our bird friends than to give them some extra energy this winter? Make some suet cakes for your birds. You will attract western bluebirds, chickadees, jays, towhees, warblers, woodpeckers and more to your backyard.
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By Andrea LeDuc
Its a freezing cold day with warnings that children should only be outside for 10 -30 minutes. What to do? Make some ice art!! The kids and I went thru the recycling bin looking for juice boxes and other fun containers. What kid doesn't love pouring water into containers and dropping food colouring? Be careful when filling up balloons. I forgot to add the food colouring first and had a splash of blue all over my kitchen. It also turns out that a 3 year old can add an awful lot of colouring in the blink of an eye LOL.
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