Monday, April 27, 2009

New Squirrel Feeder

I found a squirrel feeder online last summer that I just had to have but I didn't want to pay the $40 price.  I showed Craig a photo of it in hopes that he could make it for me.  
I found the glass jar at a flea market for $3.  The wood came from the scrap pile and the wire was snipped off an old rusty fence back by the woods.  
It look Craig less than 30 minutes to make it and hang it on the tree for me.  
Before the day was over the squirrels had found it.  
The small red squirrels dart inside for a peanut and then jump on top to eat.  The gray squirrels actually stay in the jar to eat.  
When the squirrels have their own feeding station it tends to keep them away from the bird feeders.  And I enjoy watching the squirrels too.  

6 comments:

Margaret said...

What a clever idea, and making it yourself makes it special. I don't think that we have red squirrels. They're cute!

Jen said...

You are such a crafty family!
I like this a lot!!
So far our squirrels are sticking to digging up their nuts they hid, but I will probably need one of these before too long.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How clever your Craig is, Jessica. I wouldn't pay $40 for a squirrel feeder either!!!! In fact, I'm not interested in even feeding the squirrels. So far, they have plenty of NUTS and ACORNS left over from last fall.. They don't mess with my feeders---and that is GOOD!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like a great idea.Craig may be onto something,perhaps a new venture,of marketing.:)
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

Love this idea! Craig did such a great job! I think I see a smile on that squirrel's face...

Pigeon said...

What are you putting in that jar as squirrel food? I love that idea and am thinking of copying it.