Bird food and friendship.
According to the thermometer it´s a bit warmer today, but it doesn´t feel like it at all. But there´s a very weak wind so I guess it´s the wind that makes it feel so much colder. American weathermen predicts that the cold weather over the northern hemisphere will stay until late April, except for Scandinavia. Here it will stay May out. They have predicted wrong this winter though. They said December would be warm and January cold, but it turned out the opposite instead. I do hope they are wrong this time too 🙂 🙂
It seems Hector and Nova now are great friends! It happened yesterday afternoon. I was looking at tv when Hector and Nova came in to the room. Hector that feels that everything over 15C (59F) is to warm was panting as usual and when I looked down at them little Nova was chewing on his lower jaw 🙂 🙂 🙂 I have to say that even if I would like someone very much I would have been annoyed if someone started to chew on my lower jaw 🙂 🙂 🙂 Orvar however still doesn´t like her but I guess it´s just a matter of time until he falls for her charm too 🙂 🙂
Bertil preferred to stay indoors sleeping when we went to get the paper this morning, but Teodor followed us instead. Nova behaved at her best all the way and ignored him all the way until we came home. But then she just had to run to him and say hello. But she was a bit to brusque and Teodor showed just how angry a cat can become, twice 🙂 Since he actually accepts her as a family member he aimed for her nose and not only claws were involved. But just minutes after we had come in he went to her and was as kind as he ever can be. I can tell You that Nova won´t run to great him in a brusque way ever again 🙂
Since I had nothing special to do I decided to make my own tallow balls (I think You american would call them suet balls) for the birds outside to eat. But instead of tallow I used coconut grease instead. Some birds just don´t eat tallow but all birds eats coconut grease so I had bought half a kilo (around one pound) of it. Coconut grease melts on a low temperature so the risk of it starting to burn is low if You´ll try this. But always be careful with grease and heat anyway.
I wish I had had nets to put the finished mixture in because it would be so much easier for the birds to reach the goodies 🙂 I really have to get that for the next time I´ll make these. But I tore up the sides of the old yoghurt packages so they can reach it a bit easier.
This will be my last day at home. I have had no fever since yesterday and my stomach has calmed down considerable. I´m also getting a bit bored to stay home all day, I really can´t do much when being home sick 🙂 🙂 Now it´s time for a cup of coffee instead of tea. I drink coffee at work all day so I sort of miss it when staying home like this 🙂 Have a great day now!