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Shopping today for my son's "family birthday" party Sunday and picked up some cracked corn, black oil sunflower MEGA BAG, and nyjer. Hopefully the creatures will join in our celebration.

We're debating a bonfire in our pit. Maybe roast some marshmallows-one last time before winter?

Here's mt recipe: skewer or long twig, extra large marshmallows, a wood fire (never use duraflame or any artificial log for cooking and consuming anything), and people who love being outside on a crisp night in the glow of a warm pit.

Roast to taste, light brown to black charcoal as preferred. Have fun letting it cover itself in blue and white-gold flame, to time it exactly right to blow it out.

Then enjoy with good company.
(11-12-2011 04:57 PM)VincentUlyssis Wrote: [ -> ]Shopping today for my son's "family birthday" party Sunday and picked up some cracked corn, black oil sunflower MEGA BAG, and nyjer. Hopefully the creatures will join in our celebration.

We're debating a bonfire in our pit. Maybe roast some marshmallows-one last time before winter?

Here's mt recipe: skewer or long twig, extra large marshmallows, a wood fire (never use duraflame or any artificial log for cooking and consuming anything), and people who love being outside on a crisp night in the glow of a warm pit.

Roast to taste, light brown to black charcoal as preferred. Have fun letting it cover itself in blue and white-gold flame, to time it exactly right to blow it out.

Then enjoy with good company.
Vincent, do NOT forget the chocolate and graham crackers. I agree with your roasting quality, I seem to be the only one with the flame patience and get many doe-eyed requests for "please will you make it for me..?"
We'll have plenty of fire pits this winter thanks to the storm of a couple weeks back. Lotsa lumber down on the lawn to dispose of. If your pit is near the house, you can put your stereo speakers out and listen to 'classics' while you commune. The best night for us was in college, roasting (: while laying in sleeping bags listening to Pink Floyd and watching the northern lights. Unexplained lights in the sky too...
We had a Thanksgiving potluck with one of my units yesterday inside a hangar. It's a very nice, clean, heated hangar and it seems that humans aren't the only ones who like it. We were entertained by a Northern Flicker that had nested in the rafters (and is protected so he can't be removed) who was flying overhead the whole time. I didn't mind...he didn't poop on anyone and he was gorgeous!

birdy pic linky-poo
(11-19-2011 11:33 AM)CanyonDancer Wrote: [ -> ]We had a Thanksgiving potluck with one of my units yesterday inside a hangar. It's a very nice, clean, heated hangar and it seems that humans aren't the only ones who like it. We were entertained by a Northern Flicker that had nested in the rafters (and is protected so he can't be removed) who was flying overhead the whole time. I didn't mind...he didn't poop on anyone and he was gorgeous!

birdy pic linky-poo

We have Flickers here as well. That's a great picture! Ours look slightly different.
Oh I just "borrowed" that pic off some website. I didn't have a camera and I doubt if I could've gotten him...fast bugger!
Beautiful plumage! Wink

When we first moved up here, we did a lot of discovery travel, exploring the area around Seattle. At one of our stops - a state park south of Olympia - I found this orange and black feather. I had no idea what it was but it was the school colors of the HS that Ren Man and I attended. I found out later that it was a flicker feather. I still have it, too!

On the topic of birds I never saw until I moved up here... one morning Ren Man and I were awakened by very loud hammering. We followed the sound out onto the deck where we saw the culprit: a bright yellow bird with a bright red head was pecking on the gutter. We didn't know what it was.. we think it was a red-bellied woodpecker:

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We have a lot of birds that frequent our land: we see Great Blue herons a lot, have bald eagles that nest nearby.. I even got buzzed by a large owl one day! I wish I could get pictures but it's not so easy. I need a better zoom!
Aren't they beautiful...so elusive at times.
Read a really interesting diary tonight with some nice pictures....

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/02...=spotlight
[attachment=411]Been on the hunt for Snowy Owls lately, which have apparently migrated much farther south this year than usual and in much larger numbers. There have been two sightings within a few miles of my house but dang if I can't seem to spot one. Maybe it has since moved on, but I'm not giving up!

Anyway, had this gorgeous Red Tail visit our backyard a couple days ago so snapped a few pics. Loved seeing him up close, but all my little feeder birds have been MIA ever since!
Ooooo, isn't he (she?) gorgeous!?
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