Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is for the Birds

...and the squirrels! Yesterday was a snow day so Kellen and I decided that we would take our gingerbread house (that's been sitting in my kitchen since Christmas) and turn it into a bird/squirrel feeder. We took off the huge lumps of candy where we could and slathered the whole thing with peanut butter. Then we now sports a lovely banana chip and bird seed roof. The "siding" was replaced with cheerios and almonds.

We used bird seed to fill in the spaces.

We took it out to the woods/brush across the street and put it up a little higher so that the dogs couldn't reach it, and then Kellen sprinkled some bird seed around it to attract the wildlife. I hope they enjoy the remodel!

Update: The only thing left is the cardboard...deer tracks led to the spot...hope the birds got some!


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Great idea!!! I've noticed that it takes our birds several hours to "find" the goodies...but then they tell ALL their friends!!!

Charlene d'Eon-Weis said...

This is a great idea....I wonder if I could use a wooden bird house from Michaels Craft store and do the same thing...I think they would know enough to stop eating when they got to the for the great idea.

Unknown said...

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