Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Recycled Christmas Tree...feed the birds!

 This year, I hated to throw my Christmas tree on the curb just yet, so instead I stood it on the back deck. My yard has no shrubs yet....and I think that is why I don't have many birds. They don't have any cover. Then I decided it looked pretty bare, so I collected some pine cones, and spread them with peanut butter and pressed birdseed into it. Just like we made in grade school!
 These were messy and fun to make.
 I tied them on to the branches with bits of ribbon. It looked great! Next thing I knew, it looked like this:
And the culprit is the squirrels of course. So I tied it off to the railings. That seems to have worked so more falling trees.

 The squirrels are really enjoying it. I've had a few birds, and I hope they tell their friends.
The temperature dropped way down, and I went out and got a heated birdbath at the local Big R farm store. It's super cold now, below 0 and it is still keeping the water open. I also moved the bird feeder with the squirrel guard up to the railing.  Seems to be a great way to enjoy the Christmas tree a little longer!