When I stand at the kitchen sink and look out my window, I feel lonely because there are no full hives in my backyard. I thought I’d fill it with something else tall, like these posts from the pile of scrapped treehouse members against our fence.
I thought I might want to put solar lights on them, like the two I have in the front yard, but decided to go with bird feeding dish and bird bath. I bought two planter dishes for just under $5 each. I chose the kind with ribbing for strength, and drilled holes in the feeder dish to let rain water out.
Here is a bird eating! The birds came pretty quickly. I still have my ground feeders coming to my pile of seed on the patio — the mourning doves, etc. The watering dish is pretty popular, too. It has some rocks for perches when the water level is high, like after a rain. I clean it out every now and then.
I also added a tiny observation hive on the ground near the feeding dish. The glass sides are great! I found that building these three backyard elements was faster than shopping for things that the stores don’t have. What have you crafted lately?