November 22, 2011

Adventures in failed craft projects

I saw this idea on Pinterest, where so many half-baked craft ideas go to infect the minds of innocent Internet browsers.

A pumpkin bird feeder.

I had a few pumpkins still lying around from Halloween. I had twine. It seemed like a good idea.

It's so seasonal.

We haven't seen a single bird anywhere near it.

That's been the biggest flaw of our new pumpkin bird feeders. No birds.

The source of the Pinterest post that touched off my bird feeder lust was Dreamy Whites, and -- to her credit -- her pumpkin bird feeders look magnificent. And appear to be visited by actual birds.

So, maybe it's just me. Or maybe the birds in our yard are pumpkin-resistant? Pumpkin intolerant?

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