There was, however, one part of the yard I adored....4 birdhouses that are placed neatly around the backyard.
|This picture is completely unretouched. Yes, that is why I live in Oregon. BEA-U-TI-FUL!|
Today, while I was outside playing in the mud with my babies, I noticed, again, the many, many birds around my home. They always make me smile. They actually live in the pleasant little houses and each morning we get to wake up to their lovely songs. Their houses are good for two reasons....Eating and Sleeping. Since their wood houses are too high for me to reach, I thought I would make some bird feeders to stick around our yard so the sweet little birds stay nearby.
Here we go. What you will need:
1. First, I prepared my milk jug by cleaning it and letting it dry. Next, I drew a circle around where I wanted my lovely daughter to cut.
2. Next, I had my daughter (with my assistance) cut the hole out. After she was done cutting, I went back around it to make sure it was fairly smooth. I definitely wouldn't want to hurt the little bird's fee.
3. I next tied my twine to the top of the jug making sure it would not slip off. Wire may be used for this part, too.
4. Next, I filled the jug with bird seed (I bought the inexpensive bag from Walmart. I am pretty sure birds aren't too picky about what they eat.). Then I tied it securely to my apple tree.
After finishing my lovely milk jug bird feeder, I came across an old glass light globe that was in our house when we moved in. I planned on taking it to Goodwill but not anymore.
Using steps 3 and 4, this light fixture....
became this lovely bird feeder.
I hope our feathered friends will enjoy the little treats we have added to our yard.
If you're up for making a treat for the little humans around your house, here is a yummy looking popsicle that I will definitely be trying if it ever decides to warm up around here.