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Dear Heloise: Birds just love our yard! We have quite a few bird feeders and a couple of birdhouses. What makes it really nice for them is the drip hose I keep near the feeders. It’s a hose with tiny holes throughout the length of it. It lets out enough water for the birds to drink and bathe, and it can stay on for long periods of time.

It’s a pleasant pastime, relaxing and watching the birds. — Barbara S., via e-mail

You’re right — it is wonderful watching our feathered friends. Your back yard is certainly equipped with all the essentials that birds need to keep them happy and healthy, especially during the hot summer. Heloise

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