Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sharing Our Love








We love feeding our backyard friends. Lately this includes: chickadees, nuthatches, juncos, cardinals, blue jays, red squirrels and a rabbit. Creating these feeders is a regular occurrence, but last week Rosemarie from Sweet Home Days created these feeders and we just had to give them a go.

Reece and I had a great time making them up, and we were happy to see them being used as soon as we put them up.

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  1. This is fantastic! I am going to do this today! Although Bean hasn't tried PB yet so maybe I can use Almond Butter? What age did you give R peanut butter Kim?

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    1. Reece has not had peanut butter yet, we don't actually eat it. We only use it for feeding the birds. I have also used lard when making feeders with the Touch the Earth group to avoid any issues. You could definitely use almond butter, they would just be more expensive feeders :)

      Have fun!

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  2. We made feeders yesterday! The amazing part was that a woodpecker ate off of it as soon as we put them out. However, last night I heard some rustling out back and there were two possums carrying them off. They were exciting to watch though.

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    1. Yay, they are so much fun to make and watching the birds eat from them after it even better.

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  3. Thanks Kim! Not in a big rush to give her Peanut Butter..read mixed things about it & want to learn more. I may go the expensive route & use Almond Butter. I can't trust (at this age) she wont lick her fingers & want a taste. Let's hope she doesn't go for the bird seed either! Thanks for the crafting idea! I was looking for something fun to do this week for Valentines! This is perfect!!!

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  4. these are super-cute! i'd love to be able to feed the birds, but we'd only attract our bear neighbors if i put out feeders. but, soon enough, they'll be feeding on our sunflower heads!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Yeah, I don't think we would put them out if bears frequented our property :)

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  5. Defentily for the birds..they will love this! Reece is adorable..love how he can really get into it...and looks like he is very focused on placing the seeds. Super great craft- might do this with Foghorn thanx for sharing Kim.

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    1. Thanks, he loved doing it. Enjoy doing it with your little one :)

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  6. What a wonderful idea! No wonder the animals eat right out of your hands!

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    1. Thanks Melissa. We do love them and it seems they love us right back :)

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  7. Oooh! I think that we will do this too! I saw a craft idea like this that used a toilet paper roll, but the heart shape looks cuter! :)

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  8. Oh lovely! I should try this with the girls.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this - Bea and I love watching birds on our feeders :)

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    1. No problem. I could watch the birds all day.

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  10. These are very cute. i think we could use them now, as our cat has been staying in due to the cold lately. Otherwise it just becomes a bit of problem. These would be good for our bird watching next week though, thanks.

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  11. these are so sweet!! sounds like you have the same visitors as we do, only we have more black squirrels than we do red. :)

    we made suet today. the birds that come to the feeder always leave the millet and corn (they stop coming when that's all that's left!) so I've been saving it as I clean it out to add new seed. the birds finished off the suet and were all sitting in the tree looking a bit ticked off. we melted some vegetable shortening, added peanut butter and the saved seed, poured it into an old mug. once it was firm we tied a loop of twine to the handle and hung it from the tree. the birds are happy again. :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda. We haven't done suet before, I think we will have to try it. Isn't it funny how the birds get a little ticked off when the feeders are empty...happens here too :)

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  12. Such a fun way to spend time together. I love it and can't wait to do similar things in the future. Lucky birds!

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    1. It is a super fun way to spend time together. We had a blast. Can't wait to see you and Isadora making some of your own one day :)

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  13. Oh I love these! Before I make some too I need to find a place where I can see them and at the same time not have the squirrels take over. That'll be hard...

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    1. Thanks Simona, and yes, finding that spot can be tricky. Our birds and squirrels enjoy them together :)

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  14. This is a fabulous idea! I think I will add it to our 'to do' list this weekend;)

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  15. So pretty! I also love the Swiss t-shirt. =)

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  16. I meant to make these with the girls yesterday! I think we'll make them in our Girl Scout meeting today! Love them!

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    1. I just saw them on your Facebook page, they look great!

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