bird feeder

One of the great things about having children is that you suddenly start to be much more creative again. There is so much stuff one could do, so much to explore and to explain and so many things to be made. This winter, for instance, we started making bird feeders. We made the first ones in November when we were anticipating the first snow (sigh..). The little one was quite pleased with the work: we painted flower pots, put a rope through the hole and filled it with a mixture of cocos fat, raisins and birdseeds. Voilá! One we put in the garden, one travelled to Karstens grandmother and the other one was supposed to be a birthday gift for our friend. Unfortunately, when the birthday approached in December, the temperatures rose and the weather became pretty spring-like. The sun was shining and – splash – the fat melted and the whole content fell out of the flower pot.

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At my parents place, my mother made another type of bird feeder with the little one. She had cut branches into slices and drilled a hole. Then we put cocos fat on one side and decorated it with bird seeds and small rose hips. You can make it look pretty ornamental that way! It’s almost better than decorating christmas cookies!

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Needless to say that this type of bird feeder needs cold temperatures even more than the first one. But finally, FINALLY, it got cold! It even snowed! Time for the bird feeders!! Yay!!

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(At least until next weekend. Then temperatures are supposed to go up to 12°C again…)

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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