We are having night terrors here, Sam not Avery, and I cannot figure out why they are happening or how to make them stop. Any advice? But it means long, sleepless nights for me and some really hard nights on Sam. Everybody is tired and crabby.
But we did get something neat done this weekend.
After a recent big melt we discovered that the bird feeding station had pretty much completely fallen apart and was just a big mess. So we took that down. This meant we didn't have much up for the birds.
So I splurged and bought a nice bird feeding set-up.
But I can't do anything without adding a little green touch so I borrowed an idea from Child Central Station and Sam and I made the third bird feeder that you see.
It started out as a juice container, two old pie plates, some wire, paint and bird seed.
Sam painted it first. Then Chris helped us cut a small square at the bottom, drill holes for the wire and fill it with bird seed.
Happy Sunday everyone.
The Nitty Gritty!
The other big log bird feeder that you see is a pretty simple one to make. Just get a log and drill some big holes in it. Then fill that with a homemade suet mixture. But make sure the squirrels can't get to it or they will tear the log apart!
Homemade Suet recipe that we use -
1 cup boiling water, 1 cup peanut butter. Stir and add 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix well and let cool. Fill feeder. Freeze the rest.
I know I still owe you all a book review and another giveaway. Look for that tomorrow morning.
Really quickly before I call it a night I have a quick question. I am thinking about hosting a "Zero Waste Day". Basically I would pick one day and try to get as many bloggers, Facebookers, Tweeters, etc. to not throw ANYTHING away for one day. You would be able to compost, recycle and yes, use toilet paper but nothing else. I think it might be really interesting how much we all have to change our routines, change what we eat or how we play with our kids. If you had to throw something away you would have to admit it, document it and then talk about how you would have had to change to not have thrown that thing away. The goal of this day would just make us all more aware of the amount of waste that we have. I think it is just way to easy for us and our kids to throw things away. Out of sight out of mind. We need to become more conscious of our trash so we can become more aware of just how much of it we are creating! BUT I am not sure if anyone else out there would be interested in participating or if you all would just think I am nuts! I have heard from a couple of folks via twitter and FB that say they would do it; is anyone else out there that might want to join in? Would love to get a bunch of people involved and all blogging about it on the same day. Let me know!
Okay, need to get some sleep.