Thank you for all the kind remarks. I missed you guys and your gardening adventures also.
Pat and I feed the birds. We have bird feeders all over the yard, front and back. We also throw seed on the ground for the overflow crowd at lunch-time. I have long given up trying to keep squirrels out of the bird feeders. Squirrel-proof feeders are also Jim proof, so I don't bother. Squirrels and chipmunks are the cost of feeding the birds.
But enough is enough. I like Bambi as much as the next guy. I cried when Bambi or Thumper or was it Sneezy? died in the forest fire or got hit by the truck or whatever in the movies. Alright, maybe I wasn't paying attention, even at an early age, but for crying out loud. We plant sacrificial hosta for Bambi and crew. We dump corn and bird seed in piles on the ground. What do these guys want? Maybe I should put drink stands with tropical drinks with umbrellas and ash trays out there for the dinner crowd.