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Cracked Corn - A New Winter Treat For Our Backyard Critters

With the hardest part of Winter here for us humans, I am trying to find things to make us a little bit happier during the dark, cold, wet days of January.  And one of those ways is dealing with our feeders for the birds and the squirrels.  In an attempt to keep the squirrels off of and away from our feeders, I'm trying to enhance our offering.  Those of you following along at home might remember that earlier this Summer, we added a 'Squirrel Bungee' feeder . Now we're going further:  feeding them in neat little piles along the top of our fence - which is where they seem to run along all day. This ten pound back of cracked corn was just a little over $10 on Amazon and is, I hope, just the ticket to keeping our squirrels and ground-feeding birds happy for the rest of the Winter. And it gives me something to do with the boy every once in a while.  So that's nice, too.

New Backyard Addition: Squirrel Bungee Feeder

I recently added this Songbird Essentials Bungee Cord Squirrel Feeder to our backyard at Hornbeam Hill.  Those of you who have been reading for a while know that we have a set of bird feeders that we've set up close to our kitchen windows including a fly-thru feeder that continues to get raided by various critters.  Also, last year, I put out a Christmas-themed seed bell to only have it absconded with by someone within a few days . As part of the program to become a " Certified Wildlife Habitat ", we have to continue to provide food via feeders, so this also continues to check that box for us. I put this bungee cord feeder on a shepherd's hook attached to the top of our fence so the corn cob is dangling about three and a half feet from the ground (too high to reach from the ground) and about 15 inches from the fence (almost too far to reach from the fence).    I'm hoping that by putting a squirrel-specific feeder over on this side of the yard, they'l