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Project by Greenthumb posted 102 days ago 1994 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cross posted several times but maybe not.

I found the copper roof in a garage sale, and it came off an old lamp post. The sticks are cedar and doweled/mortised into other wooden parts. The horse parts, its up-cycled from a fallen down barn : (

I call it “up cycling” an old cedar fence post

Its my eclectic addition of a bird feeder to a new backyard

an “all things in motion” project, from living plant into wood, and earth and steel, back into the very creatures that once nested in them. I like it a lot : )

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )



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Radicalfarmergal

4251 posts in 1736 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 100 days ago

Your feeder is lovely and so are your photos. The Bluejays and Cardinals look so bright and colorful against the snow; they are our winter flowers. : )

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Greenthumb

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posted 100 days ago

Thanks. Even now, there are 4 cardinals, 5 jays, a dozen doves and countless little fellas

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Iris43

3763 posts in 2103 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 98 days ago

I really like your bird-feeder, Greenthumb. And obviously, so do the birds! With all the snow, ice and cold we are experiencing, the birds are very appreciative of the help they are receive when we keep the feeders filled. You have some wonderful pictures of them. I love to watch the birds at my feeders….so much more interesting than anything on TV. :D Thanks for sharing.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2473 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 97 days ago

oh my goodness!!!
photos: fantastic
birdhouse: awesome. .. love the mix of found treasures and the end result. Bravo.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Greenthumb

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posted 97 days ago

Agreed Iris, and thanks to you and Deb

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Rick Fillion

3 posts in 85 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 85 days ago

Amazing, creative, wonderful use of old used collectables. Sure beats the beautiful productions by the Amish. Form follows function, well the form is awesome and the proof that it functions, what a wonderful site of all the different birds you have attracted with your creation. I have always had this thing about bird houses and feeders, and this ranks the the tippity top. I am currently working on some houses , feeders, and baths myself, that I’m trying to cooperate some old items and natural tree branches to mount on. Heres a couple pictures of what I have come with. Of course when turning wood, they didn’t start out to be what they ended up. I think I am on the right track to produce a few and make a little more than 5.00 an hour. The feeder the top was first going to be a bowl of saplted maple which went beyond the bowl stage and I have had to stabilize. What I have done is for the roof I have inserted a 5/16” rood connector, in the bottom final the same. I drilled out the center post to allow the threaded rod to pass through. The bowl will hold almost 4 cups of water. The rod with the connectors tighten up nicely, causing the bowl to swell a little and hold water. Mounting can be done by hanging, I drilled a hole through the top cedar Finial or the bottom finial could receive another rod connecter, which could then be used to attach to a post or some old cattle and horse supplies which you used, which adds so much. I have a couple cattle pulls and think I’m going to produce a couple to mount on both sides and then can be hung or even attached to the corner of a building with a corner bracket an a block cut to attach to both. You have supplied me with a ton of ideas, as my imagination from an artistic stand point is very limited. Thanks and what a great job, as my Dad used to say while I was learning the trade The proof of the pudding is in the eating. You have the birds doing that, Great job, one you can call ONE of a KIND. Restored I will post pictures on a different site as this is my first time posting anything on Lumberjocks.

-- Rick, Bow N.H.

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Greenthumb

2223 posts in 2293 days

posted 85 days ago

Thank you for the kind words ‘restored’

If I have inspired you, then for that reason alone, I have done something right : )

Best
GT

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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justjoel

1042 posts in 1853 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 55 days ago

Extremely cool, GT.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Bon

7371 posts in 2253 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 47 days ago

Love your feeder Greenthumb.Such rustic charm to it and I love the fact that you recycled everything.Nice job.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Greenthumb

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posted 45 days ago

JustJoel and Bon

Thank you for your kind words

: ))

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Rick Fillion

3 posts in 85 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 45 days ago

The days are still in the mid 20’s here in N.H. About 30 degrees below normal. Doesn’t feel like gardening weather. Everyone is out of wood pellets can’t heat the shop, could be making more bird houses

-- Rick, Bow N.H.

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Greenthumb

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posted 43 days ago

Rick

The snow is up way past my head and I’m 6’ 4” ….. worst winter in 30 years, but all this snow is going to melt, which should help the forest, the little creeks and rivers, maybe even raise the ever dropping great lake levels ?

I’m looking forward to spring as bird houses, bird feeders, bird baths, and bird house patio lanterns are my favourite thing to make

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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