We love birds ..... back home, Hubby and I belonged to the local Bird Club. We have a Life List that doesn't look too shabby either. Moving countries ...... growing kids ...... Well, we just don't have much time to do it anymore. Perhaps when we retire one day, we'll be able to spend more time with our feathered friends.
We do have numerous birdbaths and bird feeders in our garden though, which the birds (and squirrels) frequent. We have them placed, so that when we're busy in the kitchen or study, we can see the comings and goings at these feeding stations.
Over the years, I've seen tutorials for seed rings pop up, but I've never ever tried them myself. 2 weeks ago, I decided to give it a try ..... I pulled out the donut pan from the Goodwill pile (Sorry Goodwill, I'll be keeping that pan), and got to it. I used THIS tutorial.
They were really easy to make. I doubled the "recipe", and manged to make 6 of this size seed ring. Be warned ..... they do take a while to dry out properly. We have had some very wet weather here recently, so that probably didn't help. When I make my next batch, I'm going to hang them in the garage to dry out completely.
The best part is, the birds LOVE them !!! This is the scene outside one of our windows at the moment ....
With winter fast approaching, food will be more scarce for the birds ..... even more reason to make sure you have some treats scattered around your garden for them.
I'll definately be making some more of these ....... in fact, I want to make some, and package them in a pretty box, as Christmas gifts for some of our bird loving friends ..... The gift that will keep on giving !!!!