Make-it Monday – Pumpkin Birdfeeder

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The evenings are getting chilly and the leaves are changing. Pumpkins seem to be everywhere! Last week a friend of ours introduced us to these sweet little pumpkin birdfeeders.  My daughters loved them so much that we had to make some more for our garden!


Using a little pie pumpkin, slice off the top and set aside – you can bake this and use the flesh for cooking.

Give the kids some spoons and let them scoop the seed out of the pumpkin.  These can also be saved and are delicious baked with a little oil and salt.

Once you have cleaned out the pumpkin (you can leave most of the flesh), pierce a hole in one side and push a stick through.  This is to create a little standing perch for the birds.  Now fill the pumpkin with birdseed.
We hung the pumpkin with three long pieces of twine tied together at the middle an then spread around the base of the pumpkin.  Tie again above the pumpkin and hang straight away.

 

After a few days, as the pumpkin softens, you may find that the birds become less interested – but the squirrels may become more interested.  If you know anyone with chickens, they will love the pumpkin treat when it it is too soft to hang anymore!

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