Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ta-da! My re-purposed swing/glider bird feeder revealed!



And here it is, in all it's glory, is my new bird and/or squirrel feeding center. I love how it turned out. And the best part, years from now when maybe it gets rusty or falls apart, I'm sure I can find a cheap replacement at a yardsale. Heck, I see an old dirty swing sitting on my neighbor's porch right now so there are tons of them around. Other benefits: it's portable so I can move it if I want to rake under it or move to a new location. When it rains, I won't worry about it falling over, like those stupid shepherd hooks seem to do. You may have noticed my new suet feeder is not in the pic, I plan on putting that one off our deck since it doesn't create a mess, like sunflower shells do. There is still room for more feeders and I will probably rearrange them from time to time.

Here's a reminder of what I started with (my old rusty swing with missing back, cushions etc)



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No yardsales yesterday so no yardsale bargains to talk about.

6 comments:

Bethkay said...

One of those feeders appears to have sprouted a tail! LOL! Gotta love those squirrels...

Lisa said...

Awesomeness!

Anonymous said...

now if its sittin under a tree, you don't think squirrels will try to sky dive onto it do you?

ZDub said...

That is awesome.

120 Martha points to you.

Tyler said...

What a great idea! I am definitely going to pass on the idea to my bird feeding Mom.

Tyler

http://glitzandgritsblog.blogspot.com/

Chris at yardsalequeen.com said...

It's definitely squirrel friendly - it would be impossible to make it squirrel proof. Even with no trees around, they can climb up from the bottom.