Thank you Marley,
I go out and clean off my spot on the driveway each night after all the critters have gone to nest and put down a half circle of bird seed then a straight line of corn, sunflower seeds and peanuts. In the morning when I go into the kitchen for my coffee it looks like "wild kingdom". There are no less than 6 to 10 little gray squirrels and I have about 25 sparrows and at least that many doves. They all eat in harmony but it took a long time to figure out the half circle thingy. The birds eat on the outside and the squirrels on the inside.
I am diligent during the winter because I know they are cold and hungry.
But my special friend Fred gets shelled half pecans by hand.
I love sitting at my big breakfast window with my coffee and Shelby in my arms watching all the interaction. Yes Shelby loves watching too. She barks at me until I pick her up to see all the critters.
I hope when and if I get to Heaven that my job will be feeding all the little critters.