Friday, July 05, 2013

They Will Come

"If you build it...they will come..." I figured it wouldn't hurt to try out the movie, Field of Dreams' motto, when it came to welcoming back the birds in our yard... well, let me clarify. We have birds. I just wish they flew closer to the house... and used our bird feeder that's nestled on one of our windows. I'm happy that they fly back and forth between the trees in our yard, and help keep the bugs out of our garden... and just wanted to reward them with a treat (and of course try and bring in more birds... closer to the house, for viewing pleasure.)

A craft I LOVED doing when I was younger, was homemade bird feeders, totally biofriendly ones. We would take pine cones, tie a string around them (so they could easily hang from tree branches) and dip them in peanut butter, and roll them in bird seed. So I decided to introduce Charlotte to this little craft, but changed it up some. Instead of tying them one by one to a tree... we used fishing wire, and created a "dangling garland" of pinecones. We made enough to hang 2 on our back porch... and we're hoping... now that we've taken the time to create these messy but fun masterpieces... that they (the birds) will come.

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