Give 2 boys (no matter their age) some wood and some nails and let them play.
That's what Sam and Don did ~ played around with some scrap lumber and made a deer feeder for the back yard. I just love it ~ and so do the deer, rabbits and birds.
I can only imagine what the bluejays must have thought when they saw it ~"we hit the mother load!! Look at the size of that bird feeder!"
Feeding deer is legal in our section of the state, some places though, it's not. However, we are regulated on how much feed we can put out. We're allowed 2 gallons of feed a day in a 40 acre area. Now, we can put the corn (that's what we feed them) in the feeder instead of it being tossed all over the ground where the deer have to paw through the snow to eat it.
Been doodling again .... I drew this pic a while back; but now I'm going to draw it out on a board and try to paint it.
Tomorrow's post ...
Project sausage ~ We have some pork that is going to get turned into breakfast sausage and some elk and beef that is going to get transformed into summer sausage.
The meat is thawed ~ the spices are mixed up and waiting ... along with the sausage casings ~
and the old Hobart grinder is cleaned and ready to do it's grinding ~ NOTE TO SELF ... That grinder sure would look better with a fresh coat of paint. It's exterior is getting rusty... but the interior is as pretty as the day it was born. We only paid a $100.00 for that grinder when a grocery store went out of business about 25 years ago. It certainly has been used by us a LOT in the time we've had it. I can't even imagine how much hamburger has been made with it... and with us making our own sausages over the years ... it's more than paid for itself. Another project I'll have to tackle one of these days... grinder painting.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.