We have been in a deep freeze in our part of the world lately. It has been dipping down to -40 during the night and our daily goal is just to keep our wood heated house warm!
We have a feeder outside our window and enjoy watching the birds come to eat all winter long. With this crazy cold though, we decided to make them a more elaborate and rich gift of food ~ a "giving tree" with a Valentines flare!
We made pine cone feeders by covering pine cones with peanut butter and then rolling them in birdseed.
Be warned ~ this is a crazy messy craft and should (as I learned too late) be done on newspaper with old clothes on!
We made birdseed hearts.
We created these feeders by cutting hearts out of corrugated cardboard, slathering them in peanut butter and then sprinkling on birdseed. Again oh so messy ~ seems the messier the merrier though ;)
We re-used our Christmas tree in the backyard ~ so much fun to decorate it all over again!
All smiles despite the cold. A true Canadian girl!
We put on baskets of love ~ a grapefruit half filled with cranberries.
Pine cone feasts
There is is...
~ Our Giving Tree ~
Naming our tree was inspired by the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein ~ one of my most loved stories growing up and an absolute favorite in our home!
Together we are enjoying the array of friends finding their way to our tree. Luna loves waiting and watching for a closer glimpse of our beautiful friends ~ flying and feasting on our offerings!
Here's to feeding our fine feathered friends