Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Winter Treat for the Birds

This week we payed tribute to our feathered friends, who lend us their beautiful song to brighten our winter days. With the cold of winter really beginning to set in, we thought it would be nice to give the birds a treat...
Honey seeded pine cones to hang in the trees!
This also ties in with our story in which a bird left out in the winter cold is cared for by a kindly gnome.

First we tied string around the base of the cone for hanging
(make sure the cone is nice and open).

We drizzled honey over pine cones making sure to get it right in, then sprinkled them all over with bird seed.

We had lots of children coated in honey and bird seed too, but it was great fun.

Hope the birds enjoy eating it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Sometimes it is the simple yet meaningful things in life that work out the best!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karin. Your garden is lovely! Look forward to reading more of your adventures. Amber. (mamamoontime)