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Snowy days and bird feeders

I told someone a few years ago there is one true indicator snow is coming . Watch the birds the day before. And that person laughed at me until they saw for themselves. It's true.

One of my favorite things about snowy days is watching the birds at the feeder and in the trees. Cardinals. Red-headed woodpeckers. Snowbirds and so many more.

I had some quiet time the Saturday before the birds and the weatherman told us it was going to snow and I decided to make a few treats for the birds. I had some leftover oranges from Christmas in the refrigerator and saw on Pinterest where someone had hollowed out oranges and made baskets for the birds filled with seeds. And another lady at my church, she and I teach the children's Sunday School class at our church and was looking for a bird seed feeder project and she found a recipe for decorative birdseed ornaments using corn syrup. Both recipes are below, easy and great projects for the kiddos to make in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, or on snowy days!

Orange Basket Birdfeeders

What you need...



Peanut Butter



(or something to make the holes for the hanger)

Cut the oranges in half and hollow out the slices. Mix well 1 cup of peanut butter with 2 cups of birdseed. Use a skewer to make holes on each side of the orange. Use the skewer to help guide the twine through the holes. After the hanger is tied on each end, then add the bird seed mix. It's as simple as that.

Birdseed Ornaments

What you need...

4 cups birdseed

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup water

3 TBSP Corn Syrup

Skewer (or another kitchen tool to make the hole for the hanger)

For directions and complete recipe, visit

Birds are just another one of God's beautiful creatures that we are blessed to enjoy while on this earth. I pray you will find some quiet time on snowy days, and everyday to take notice and enjoy His beauty and His gifts.

All photographs and content are owned and copyrighted by Farmer Rhodes' Granddaughter, unless otherwise stated.

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