Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Batch of Bird's Nests

Yarn for the birdies

In my mixing bowl today, you will see something a little different.  Yarn!  I was reading nature artist Paula Kuitenbrouwer's lovely blog - Mindful Drawing this morning, and saw something I wanted to try immediately.
A feeder filled with nesting materials for the birds.  Paula tells me she sourced the idea from another blog called fibre farm and here is the original post.

Our bird feeder is constantly empty because the squirrels tip it out in order to reach the sunflower seeds.  I no longer fill it, but instead derive great pleasure throwing a cupful of bird feed out the door, onto the deck each morning.  Watching the Mourning Doves eat and nap in the afternoon sunshine while I putter around the kitchen brings me such a sense of peace.  And, I'm happy to have found another use for the feeder, which was a mother's day gift last year.

Yarn Feeder
My daughter and I fun cutting up yarn scraps and filling the feeder.  While in the backyard, I decided to sacrifice a few of the daffodils and forsythia to enjoy inside, before all the blooms disappear and the rest of the garden comes to life.

Enjoying the backyard Daffodils and Forsythia before they're gone.
Happy spring everyone!