Hello from The 4 Brothers Ranch! Our family has a lot going on and a couple blogs in order to keep things organized. You can find all our homeschooling stuff here! Annissa's regular everyday blog is called A PAGE IN MY BOOK and also there is a blog to update the kids medical issues at MY UNIQUE FLOWERS. Please check those out too!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bird Feeder Craft

So, we wanted to do a fun Springy Craft with the kids.  So in March we decided to make bird feeders, and a bird house.....   I got the idea from Pinterest ....  Here..... Here........ and Here...... 

 The Gallon sized one was made for a birdhouse, we put fun colored string in there to see if they would use it in a nest.... and the half gallon ones we made into bird feeders.  We did the lemonade one long and the milk one tall.   The kids put stickers on them ....

Finished product hung on our patio .... 

For the longest time - birds didn't come.  

We were sad. 

So we put out some dried bread - to entice them.... we got an action shot of the bird dropping the bread....  thanks bird... lol....
and I ended up dumping seed in the "bird house" since no bird was going to use it this year, and took down the lemonade feeder since it was always tilting one way or the other.
And one day shortly after.....

We got all excited..... it took awhile for the birds to really start coming .... but I'm proud to announce we have MANY visitors a day now....   and not only do they sit on the sticks on the outside of the feeders, but they jump right on in!!

So we can watch why kind of birds come to our feeder.  We've been trying to figure out what kind of bird it is ... we *think* it's a Sparrow or a Swallow ... but we're still working on it.  We haven't found a bird identification yet where we've gone - yep that's it!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to wish all the Mommies a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!