Taking the advice of my favourite gardening blogger http://survivalfarm.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/in-winter-birds-flock-together/ and the fact that it’s Saturday and the kids are home from school, I decided that we would make a bird feeder and watering station.
This is the fence post where I decided to put the feeder. It’s far away enough from the house not to scare the birds and far away enough from the road where that stupid cat wanders.
Start with an empty and washed wipes container. Peel off the label. You’ll have to soak it in water for that.
I cut a circle out of the bottom a bit smaller than the fence post diameter so the birdfeeder would pop snugly over the post and the seeds wouldn’t fall through any cracks. I used a hole punch to put a hole under each cut opening and hot glued a piece of a wooden skewer in the hole for the birds to perch on.
I cut a hole in the lid of the container so when I need to refill it I just pop the lid cover open and pour in the seeds.