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PlutoSurvivor
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posted October 20, 2016 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...In a good way...

I harvested my mammoth striped sunflowers and put the huge, bigger than my head,dried flowers with seeds on my back yard kitchen window box and all the birds are visiting while I make breakfast, the squirrels too.

Love the Titmouse with his cute little crest.

I put crystals in the ground so the stalks would grow big strong and straight, and the seeds are huge, but I'm too lazy to shell each one open. I think it takes even more energy for the birds to shell them open.

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posted October 21, 2016 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Birds actually have the shelling down to a science.

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posted October 22, 2016 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They do it with their beak alone.

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posted October 22, 2016 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I harvested my sunflower patch last week. The chickadees were trying to beat me to the harvest.

I`m drying the heads for fresh seeds over the long winter months.

I mostly will make suet because all the birds love the energy punch. Especially the songbirds.

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posted October 23, 2016 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like watching parrots crack sunflower seeds.

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posted October 24, 2016 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A parrot uses it's tongue like we use our fingers.

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posted October 25, 2016 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's fun to watch them open sunflower seeds!

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posted October 26, 2016 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are these seeds bigger?

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posted October 27, 2016 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know the flowers grow big.

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posted November 02, 2016 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The seeds are huge

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posted November 03, 2016 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have to have a way to keep their heads up, gets so heavy.

{Love this thread, and the title is cute, PS. It's 'for the birds!!!' }

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posted November 04, 2016 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, they should sell those in stores!

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posted November 05, 2016 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted November 05, 2016 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to use these tall green slim stakes, with string to hold those heads up sometimes.

haha...

Oh!, and this is me trying to decide which of my outfits to wear in my new future Garden and Greenhouse!!

If you gotta Dream, Dream BIG!!!! Be Outrageous.

(music) Hold Your Head Up (Argent) [6:15] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rayyja9hNWs

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posted November 05, 2016 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by juniperb:
I harvested my sunflower patch last week. The chickadees were trying to beat me to the harvest.

I`m drying the heads for fresh seeds over the long winter months.

I mostly will make suet because all the birds love the energy punch. Especially the songbirds.



Chickadees will eat out of your hands
Very fun feeding them sunflower seeds that way

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posted November 05, 2016 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Randall:
I like watching parrots crack sunflower seeds.

I like watching parrots, period. Amazing birds

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posted November 05, 2016 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mirage29:
Have to have a way to keep their heads up, gets so heavy.

{Love this thread, and the title is cute, PS. It's 'for the birds!!!' }


It's amazing how strong the stalks are even when the heads are weight them down. they bow to the night's darkness, struggling to meet the sun's warmth each day.

I'm going to plant more next year from the biggest seeds that I've saved.

(Glad u r amused by the title, mirage, u r a sweetie to comment, especially with another appropriate song)

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posted November 08, 2016 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very poetic.

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posted November 15, 2016 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea, I think I'll turn that into a poem.

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posted December 02, 2016 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And post it?

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posted December 03, 2016 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have to post it.

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posted December 03, 2016 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Yes!!!! PlutoSurvivor? You're sooo good at poems!

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posted December 04, 2016 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted December 05, 2016 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do it!

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posted December 06, 2016 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry so pushy.

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