As the mother of two young children, we seem to accumulate a lot of food scraps throughout the day. Bread crusts, goldfish, apple peels and the list goes on. My daughter and I take the scraps outside each afternoon and put them near our bird feeders so we can feed the squirrels in our yard. We have a few that will come down and eat while we sit together and watch them.
Lately we keep getting bombarded by seagulls. They come squawking and swooping out of the sky and steal whatever they can. Once we see them starting to circle we run inside and the squirrels run back up their trees. I don’t mind feeding the seagulls, but the squirrels usually end up with a few measly goldfish and then spend the rest of their afternoons trying to jump onto the bird feeders.
I decided to make them their own squirrel feeder. (Hidden away from the seagulls). I was surprised how easy it was to make. All I needed was some scrap wood, wood glue and a X-acto knife.
HOW TO MAKE A SQUIRREL FEEDER
- piece of molding
- wood scraps
Step 1: Find two pieces of wood that are close in length. One is for the base and one will be for the back. Glue the back piece to the base.
Step 4: Dig a hole to sink a piece of fence post or a log into. This will elevate the squirrel feeder and offer some protection from cats or other predators. If possible place near a tree so the squirrel can jump into the tree if it needs to make a quick getaway. Nail the base of the squirrel feeder to the post.
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