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HOMEMADE ORIOLE FEEDER

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Joined: 1/21/2010
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Posted: May/09/2010 6:09 PM PST

I wanted to make a jelly feeder for the orioles that ants could not get into. The bottom of this feeder is an old base of an iron (very heavy)lamp. I turned it upside down and stuck the pole part into the ground. I placed a large plate (blue OFCOURSE) on top and filled it with water. Then the iron cup holder is a chafing dish holder inverted. A votive cup fits perfectly and I fill it with jelly. Not only does the water keep the ants from crawling up into the jelly, BUT the birds use it to drink. It is fasinating how the birds get use to us watching them...this feeder is only 2 feet from the house. My Grandchildren love seeing them up so close.

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witt blog photos
Joined: 3/28/2008
Location: Lancaster, SC
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Posted: May/10/2010 3:03 AM PST

How wonderful! Practical and gorgeous! You are SO talented!
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Joined: 4/29/2008
Location: Westlake, La
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Posted: May/10/2010 6:20 AM PST

Lark that is so unique!! I agree with Witt, you have a great talent! (you really should enter in the GG photo contest this month-it's Garden Decor!)
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Posted: May/10/2010 8:29 AM PST

Thank you Witt and Carolyn for your kind words, but I am a gardener on a tight budget and that helps my creative juices flow freely.
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Joined: 3/28/2008
Location: Lancaster, SC
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Posted: May/11/2010 4:32 AM PST

I agree with cat. You should put this in the photo contest for this month!
wolfwalkerpa photos
Joined: 3/20/2007
Location: central Pa.
Posts: 892
Posted: May/11/2010 10:00 AM PST

Thank you so much for posting the great picture. now the wheels are turning it my head. lol
Lark photos
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Posted: May/11/2010 11:38 AM PST

Wolf, isn't it great when you get that little spark that gets your mind racing, "What can I make???" "How can I reuse this object?" Have fun and let your personality SHINE. Smiles, Lark
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Joined: 3/20/2007
Location: central Pa.
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Posted: May/21/2010 3:17 PM PST

Lark, i haven't built the feeder yet. made a few plans,, Thank you Think i will be moving to N.C. so i will make them then.
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Joined: 9/17/2007
Location: Acton, Ca
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Posted: Jun/11/2010 10:04 AM PST

great idea, good job it is beautiful!
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