This afternoon, as Beatrix and I sat stringing cranberries, Jonny said to her, “Bea, we’re having Christmas for the animals!”
Her reply: “Yeah, I love that…..so much.”
This is our second year celebrating Christmas for the animals, with our focus this year being our little birdie friends (but of course Trudy got a new toy, and a couple of nice bones from our local butcher.) We made an extra big mess because anything involving children, peanut butter and birdseed is going to be messy. We coated empty toilet paper rolls in natural peanut butter and then rolled them in sunflower seeds and then placed them on tree branches. I also purchased a couple of pounds of fresh suet from the butcher to melt and make into suet cakes. I added crunchy peanut butter, raisins, pecans pieces, and sunflower seeds to the melted suet and then poured it into foil muffin cups. I also made one big sheet of it to cut up and add to our suet feeder. Everyone strung popcorn and cranberries as well.
We distributed our treats among the trees surrounding the garden. Larkspur pulled a handful of carrots “for the bunnies” and searched the woods carefully for the perfect spot to leave the offering.
I love Christmas for the animals so much too.