Last week my husband and I were supposed to go to upstate New York to take a foliage cruise on the Hudson River and tour the Culinary Institute of America and West Point. But my husband had a meeting on Friday that he couldn't miss.
So as not to disappoint my parents, that cute couple from my last post, we visited them from Wednesday night until Thursday just to hang out.
Now I love to feed the birds, especially the cardinals, but I wanted to find a place to get safflower seed a bit cheaper than $1.25 a pound. So I did some internet searching and found a feed store near my parents who sold it for about 68 cents a pound. Since I was going to purchase at least 50 lbs., we decided to make a road trip with them. It was well worth the trip.
Not only did we get the bargain safflower seed, but they had this really cool feeder there.
This is the Droll Yankee Whipper Squirrel Proof Feeder (also photo source for the next three photos). It's so cool.
It has spring loaded perches that collapse under the weight of a squirrel, thus sending them to the ground and leaving the feeder free for the birds.