It was a very simple make, all the more simple because everything I could possibly need is somewhere on the farm. The difficulty is in knowing the where, but if you search, within time, you shall always find what you seek (unofficial motto of the farm).
|Best find ever...|
The rosehip mash was interesting. All animals seem to go mad for it, including cats, and, when I was collecting the rosehips yesterday, even my dog was trying to get into the bag for some. None of these animals are eating them, but the smell seems to do something for them. Hopefully the birds will be as attracted to the mash as everything else seems to be!
The make was simple, I made two, and the second is definitely more accomplished than the first!
1. Collect materials: empty plant pots, narrow squared wire (this will have a technical term, but I don't know what it is!), single strand wire, wire cutters, and string. Oh, and the bird food, in this case, the rosehip mash.
2. Cut a length of wire and bend it in half. Put it through the bottom of the plant pots and bend away from the pot.
3. Cut a square of the fencing net. Cut out the corners to allow the square to bend better and, threading it over the two sticks of wire, bend it into shape over the open end of the plant pot.
4. Remove the net and stuff the plant pot with your mash. Put the net back on, and bend to secure. Voila, you have a feeder!
5. Tie string round the wire at the top and the attach to your stag's antlers.
6. Wait for the birds to come flocking!
7. Thank your helper :)