Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This One Is For The Birds!

We love birds at Aagaard Farms, and not just our chickens!  All winter we put out bird feeders and so enjoy all the chickadees, sparrows, woodpeckers and such.  The birds can be soooo entertaining, especially when it's cold and still outside.  Because we are such a cold climate, we keep three suet feeders on the go, all of which we can see from our living room.  But Spring is on the way, and pretty soon the suet feeders will disappear, to be replaced by hummingbird and oriole feeders.  It's time for the little birdies to go catch bugs and eat seeds!  But I saw this neat trick somewhere - I really need to start making notes when I'm online or reading some of the many magazines that come to the farm.  I can't really give credit for this great idea: it was in one of the gardening/farming/urban homesteading/crafty blogs or magazines that I read.  Anyway, the point is that as we decrease feeding the birdies, we're going to help them build their nests!  We've taken one of the suet feeders and filled it with string, clean straw, some chicken feathers from the coop and dryer lint (which we usually compost).  It's like a home-building buffet for all our little friends!

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