Some time ago I decided that it wasn't enough for me to just feed the 3 dogs and 7 cats that call the little farm home.
So, I grabbed my old bucket and got to work. This old blue beauty was left behind in the chicken coop when we moved in.
The old teacup came from Goodwill or somewhere like that. Those sort of things make great little scoops, you know. You can liven up your jar of flour or container of pet food or canister of sugar...endless possibilities.
So most mornings I grab my old bucket and head out to the backyard and fill up my homemade bird feeder.
It's simply one of those three tier wire baskets that I think is meant for fruit or veggies or something like that. I lined the bottom with old saucers and a chipped old bowl. Again- the possibilities are endless. And the birdies love it. I've got my eyes peeled for a few more of these baskets.
When I'm finished there I head over to the old fence post that's on the way to the shed/chicken coop (and no, we are not getting any chickens). You can see it there in the background. You might also spy some snow. That's gone now (much to BellaMomma's chagrin).
The old green thing. Just an old bottom for a flower pot. It was .35 at my favorite thrift store. I don't know why I remember that but I tend to remember exactly what I pay for anything and everything, even things from years ago.
Isn't it amazing what you can make with treasures- found and thrifted? And every morning on my way to feed the birds it all makes me smile. And each morning I head inside and sneak a peak of the little party going on outside my windows.
It's my thrifted life, my endless treasure hunt, my adored routines and I wouldn't trade any of it for the world.
Tell me- do you have any interesting or fun ideas for the fun stuff you find? Do you feed the birds in your yard?