The weather is still frigid here in southwest Ohio but it could certainly be worse. We're blessed to have a warm home and electricity. I worry about people who have to work in the elements, the homeless in temporary shelters, and all the animals left outside to fend for themselves. Some are naturally outdoor creatures, but I pray those owners who leave domestic animal outdoors will amply provide for them during these cold days. I leave food out daily for any strays that might wander my way and I feed the birds, but today I ran out of birdseed. Our roads are still very icy so I'm staying inside thinking up ways to provide for the birds in the backyard. They're used to coming here for food and I don't want to disappoint them.
I've stored unpopped popcorn in the pantry for quite awhile but we rarely use the hot air popper these days. Microwave popcorn is quicker. I took out the popcorn a little while ago and decided to pop it for all the birds shivering in the trees right now. I wasn't sure it would even pop since it had been stored for so long, but I needed to give the birds SOMEthing to eat. So, pop corn I did.
I was pleased with the results and I think the birds were too. So now I have a reserve of popped corn for them. It should last until I can get out and buy birdseed. I checked online to make sure popcorn is ok for birds, and it is, as long as it's popped. Let's party!