Despite the post I did a couple of weeks ago on my backyard birds annoying me as they awakened at 5:00 a.m., it was really more about the pups getting up then too, and yes, dragging me out of bed. I am a morning person but 5:00 a.m. is pushing it. Seriously.
I do love songbirds. Their sweet little tunes are so happy, so emotional and so sweetly earnest. However, those chirpy little voices could become fewer and far between. If you are drinking a random cup of java as you wake up and listen to their morning songs, you could be contributing to a more silent spring.
Please consider switching to organic coffee. Here is why. Coffee is grown where birds go to winter and where many growers coat their crops in pesticides. These beautiful migratory birds fly to escape danger and instead find it. They breathe, eat and drink up some of the pesticides used by the coffee growers. Some don't make it back home to us in spring. While waiting for them to come back and serenade us with their tunes, we can brew up a safer world for them if we drink an organic joe. Here is a brand I like:
And while still on a wee bit of an Irish jag, here is a delicious recipe for...
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish cream liqueur
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish whiskey
1 cup hot brewed coffee
1 tablespoon whipped cream
1 dash ground nutmeg
In a coffee mug, combine Irish cream and Irish whiskey. Fill mug with coffee. Top with a dab of whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.