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BRRRR, It’s Cold Outside

January 14th, 2009

It’s been a little chilly here at Chiot’s Run, single digits during the day, negatives at night (tonight it’s supposed to be -4, now that’s cold). I don’t mind since I am able to stay inside my toasty warm home, but this weather is tough on all the wildlife.

On days like today we make sure the bird feeder and heated bird bath are filled so our little feathered friends have enough food to stay warm and water to drink. We also see deer rummaging through the flower beds looking for something to eat. Here’s a video we made last winter when we had a cold snap. It includes the wildlife we see frequently in the winter gardens here at Chiot’s Run (as well as shots of Lucy back when she was still mobile). It’s only 2 minutes long, enjoy!

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What kinds of wildlife frequent your gardens?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.