Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It’s for the Birds :)

I know the experts say you shouldn’t use cutesy titles for your blog posts, but sometimes a person just can’t help herself, right? 
I realized last week that I have not yet shared a fun little post-Christmas tradition that we have here.  We always have a real Christmas tree, and once Christmas is over and done with, we find a spot in our backyard and set our tree up for the rest of winter.  We pile the snow up around it until it’s reasonably straight and stable.  And by we I mean my husband.   Because, as you know, I’m all about hibernation in the winter, not going outside and doing crazy things with the Christmas tree.  But anyway…
It pretty much stays green until spring, and we make little cheerio bird feeders like this: blog pictures 021
and hang them on the tree for our little feathered friends to find.  We also toss stale bread onto it, as well as any half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches we may have lying around.blog pictures 023
We have seen lots of sneaky little squirrels stealing things and chasing each other around. :)   However, as much as they might try, they don’t get it all!  We have a great variety of birds munching on our treats too, and it’s been a lot of fun to watch our beloved Christmas tree and the activity around it this winter.
I just wanted to share. :)
Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. I love that! I've been wanting to make cheerio bird feeders with pipe cleaners.

  2. What a lovely tradition!
    And I had to laugh - I didn't know there were "blog experts"! Ha! Personally, I like fun titles, I think they draw the reader in - yours for example definitely caught my eye. :) Experts schmeperts!

  3. Who are these experts? What do they know? I love cutesy titles :). Love your idea, great idea to get more fun out of that tree. I wish more wildlife would come in our backyard. We bought our house 1 1/2 yrs ago and there were 0 trees in the backyard. We have thus far added 2 trees. But only occasional birds find them interesting.

  4. Very fun!

    Do you know about the Great Backgard Bird Count? It's free to participate and starts next week - M might enjoy it:


  5. oops I meant Great BackYard Bird Count!

  6. What an interesting tradition. I can't believe you still have all that snow. I don't know if I am jealous or relieved that we don't have any here.

  7. What a fun idea; I'm glad that you shared! And I liked the cute title too. :)

  8. Well, I totally ignore any experts...... That is such a super cool idea. It would maybe make snow worthwhile......

  9. Have you read "The After Christmas Tree" book?

    I loved Mathews question and I answered him as well both on a new blog post and in the comments of the hammer song. Tell Matthew that I think his mommy is really pretty too!


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