Michelle’s All-You-Can-Eat Critter Buffet is open for business and let me tell you this. . .

The critters are FLOCKING to it!

I’ve seen squirrels, finches, ravens and even a mouse or two snacking at the 24-hour café.

One small problem.

The ravens overwhelm the little birds when they are there.

Free food is great for the ravens but it saddens me to see the little birds kicked out of the café.

So I bought a bird feeder for SMALL birds and hung it in front of my living room window.

I filled it with small bird feed and would you believe it after just a mere 30 minutes, the little birds found it and started snacking?

This Shelter-In-Place order is doing funny things to me.

I’m homesteading!

Suddenly I’m aware of the wildlife around me, as I never have been before.

I want to help make my backyard a mecca for them.

Someplace they can go for an easy meal and safety.

[Of course, this assumes my old cat won’t go back to being the lethal death force that he was now that he’s in his declining years.]

I can’t take credit completely for my newfound interest in wildlife.

I must thank my friend Frosty Paws whose Facebook posts inspired me to follow in her footsteps to create a critter Shangri-La in my backyard.

Let me encourage each and every one of you to try this out in your own backyard.

It’s so exciting to see the little animals flock to the food!

Given how much we consume of natural resources, it sure is nice to give back in a small way.

Next up on Michelle’s List of Homesteading To-Dos:  Build a bee house!