||rested, driveway, press, holds, rushed, window, become, also, through, deep, side, strong, thick, until, same, measure
||Maybe Mom, Pine Cone Feeder, String Bowl Cookie
David looked out the window. The ground was white with a thick blanket of snow.
"Mom!" he shouted. "It snowed in the night! May I go out and play?"
"As long as you are dressed warmly," said Mom. "Do not forget your hat and mittens."
David grabbed his hat and mittens and rushed outside. The snow was not deep, but it did cover many things. The walkways were covered. The driveway and the ground were covered. The tree branches all had caps of white snow.
He walked to the side of the house. Even the bird feeder was full of snow. There were bird tracks all around but he could see no seeds. He reached up and wiped the snow away so the birds could come and eat.
David frowned. The birds could eat now, but the seeds would get covered again with the next snow. He did not want his feathered friends to go hungry. Maybe Mom would know what to do.
David told Mom the problem while they ate breakfast. Mom did not say anything about it until they were done.
"I think I know of something that will help," she said. "Do you know that bag of pinecones we have?"
"You mean the one Grandpa gave us?" asked David.
Mom nodded. "I think they will do very nicely," she said.
"What do pinecones have to do with bird feeders?" asked David.
"Wait, and you will see," said Mom with a smile.Paragraphs 13 to 44:
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