Thursday, September 26, 2013

One Simple Thing-Natural Bird Feeder


Our sunflowers were lovely this year.



There weren't many, 
but they always add a cheery touch to the garden.
Summer just wouldn't be the same without 'em.



Alas, as summer fades into autumn,
they seem to know their time is through
and hang their heads in surrender.


Along with saving seed for next year,
these sturdy seed heads can be used to feed this year's winter flock.
Seeds can be stripped from the head, left to dry and then added to feeders
or used to cover peanut butter smothered pinecones 
or paper towel rolls and hung in trees.
When grown organically, the birds can safely dine.

We decided to try a short cut this year. 


Simply fastening them to the branches where birds linger
seemed like an easy solution.
Just a bit of baling twine was used.
We hope our feathered friends enjoy these treats
all season long.

One Simple Thing



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