Sunday, May 18, 2014

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify...

Last spring we spotted an oriole hanging out on our property. He was absolutely gorgeous! But I never had an appropriate feeder to leave him tasty tidbits.

Well, we spotted him
or his twin ((giggle)) the other day! YaY! I was so excited I hopped online to research oriole feeders since I know nothing about them. They had all kinds of fancy ones for jams and such. But I wanted to put out fruit for the little fellow and I wanted a primitive, rustic look.

So I made my own.

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I had this massive block of 1800's timber from our old dairy barn just calling my name. It was exactly what I needed.

So I got out my trust drill.
Added dowels for a perch, some nails and some rope.

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Hopefully I'll see the little guy flying around with a napkin tucked under his chin in search of my good eats offering.

As far as weather goes, we are well behind where we should be. My lilacs are just starting to bloom. But that didn't keep me from clipping a few and putting them on my kitchen window sill.

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The rest of my day consisted of sitting in the Adirondack chair and watch spring unfold around me.


Simplify, Simplify, Simplify...

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Happy Sunday, everyone.
Remember to go outside and get some fresh air.

:> )


Carol Roll said...

Great idea Peanut, i hope he keeps coming back to enjoy the goodies.
Lilacs are one of my favs, they smell soooooo light and good.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your feeder is prim perfect!!!
Ohhh I miss my lilac tree ~ nothing is better than the smell of fresh lilacs in spring ~ enjoy!!!
Such a wonderful and peaceful resting spot.

Maureen said...

I have a couple hummingbird feeders that I put out every year and it can be entertaining watching an oriole or two land and try to figure out how to drink from it.

Caroline Fisermanis said...

I had to google oriole as I'd never heard of them before, we don't get them in the UK. What a beautiful bird. You are very lucky to have such a pretty visitor :)

bayrayschild said...

Great idea for the primitive feeder Peanut! What beautiful views you have! Enjoy!

Hugs, Audrey

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, ladies! Man there is almost nothing better than the aroma of lilacs!
I can't wait to see our first hummer. They are such a joy to watch with those tiny, wee feet!! ♥
Aren't orioles a beautiful bird? I didn't realized they are in Central New York.
Bald eagles have been spotted around our area the past two years which totally blows me away! I swear if I see one on our land I'll probably cry with joy. (Yeah, I'm weird. I can't help it.) :> )
Thanks again, ladies!

Peri said...

Nice work on the feeder. I am certain the fruit will be appreciated.
Wish we had some lilacs at our place...nope, just roses. Still, it smells nice in our yard!!
Enjoy your chair and the time to relax...Stella will be up to something again soon!

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