The snowbank named June is getting smaller.
We worked in the yard for a bit....removing 2 more wheelbarrows of spent bird seed. We feed about 150 pounds of Thistle Seed, 120 pounds of a Premium Sunflower seed (mostly sunflower hearts) and then about 400 + pounds of Black Oil Sunflower seeds during the winter. We rake off what we can until we run into a layer of ice...then we let it thaw out. Spent seed is moved into the edge of the woods so the birds and squirrels can still scratch around and get seed remnants. Thistle seeds comes in 25 pound bags, Sunflowers seeds in 40 pound bags.
Bird feeder area
The tin on that far tree helps to discourage the squirrels from running up that tree and leaping onto the bird feeders and emptying them...don't feel too sorry for the squirrels they have their own feeder area.
Will the snow, ice and water clear away from the snowstick before the snow that is forecast for this upcoming week? Probably not. We will have to wait and see.