When weather and My World permits, there’s nothing I enjoy more than lazing about on the backyard deck, maybe with a cigar and/or an adult beverage. The presence of a variety of birds is part of this suburban outdoor atmosphere.
Not exactly an Audubon collection … the usual regional 3Fs (fine feathered friends) … nothing more exotic than a red-headed woodpecker and the occasional hawk. And I am inclined to promote my particular patch of backyard as a avian attraction … via a copious amount of birdseed.
But no more … not for little while anyway. Maybe not at all this winter.
The current price of birdseed has ruined this for me, since I try to take care of the 3Fs through the coldest months after enjoying them during the warm ones. Then Biden-flation struck!
Black oil sunflower seeds sold at Lowe’s Home Center sold for $21 for a 40 pound bag earlier this year. An 18 pound bag of crushed corn bird seed (also a fav of a local doe and her fawn) sold for $8 just a few weeks ago.
Made my regular trek to Lowe’s two weeks ago. Black oil sunflower in 40 pound bag: $39! The cheap ground corn feed: $10 for 18 pounds!
That’s for the birds! Or more accurately, no longer for the birds.
Just another thing Biden has ruined with his Party’s “Pay to Stay Home” plan, flooding the economy with money to buy things no one is working to make, ship, or stock!
Maybe I’ll go back to feeding my 3F beneficiaries in the Spring, when I can enjoy their company. But until then …
LET’S GO, BRANDON!