Monday, September 27, 2010

Winter Bird Baths

Today I woke up to frost covering the lawn.  The leaves are falling like rain.  It wont be long now...winter is definately coming wether I like it or not.  It is time to prepare my home for winter and along with that there are some things I do for our wild birds. 

One thing that is very important for birds and other wildlife is a consistant source of water in the winter.  In northern Wisconsin most all water sources will start to freeze over in about a month or so.  For the northern climates it is imperative to have this water available.  There are two options for doing this.  Many heated bird baths are available now and just simply need to be plugged in and kept filled with fresh water.  Another option is to add a birdbath de-icer to an existing bird bath.  These just sit in a current bath and once pluged in, keep the water from completely freezing over.  Whichever method you choose, I am sure that you will be rewarded with more birds this winter than you have ever had before!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Smell Bacon!

Do you ever wonder what to do with that bacon grease you have left over after cooking bacon?  How about giving it to the birds?  They love it and it's good for them!  Just poor it into an empty tuna can and chill it in your refrigerator.   Once it is solid, poke two small holes to string a wire or fishing line through and hang it up outside.  You will be suprised at what kind of birds will show up!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Apples Are For The Birds

You can draw a variety of birds to your backyard with sliced apples.  Chickadees, wrens, the titmouse, jays and bluebirds are all drawn to this fruit.  They don't have to be perfect.  Bruised or wormy apples are just fine too. 

We sell hanging fruit spears that are perfect for holding apples for these birds to eat.  You can see these beautiful metal feeders here:  Hanging Fruit Feeders

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Did you know that bird will band together to protect each other and their young from predators?  It's true!  Jays and Crows can be herd in the forest calling out alarms for all of the birds in the area when a predator is around.  Also, when a squirrel or snake or other predator is after a nest of eggs or young not only will the parents be there flapping wildly and trying to peck at the offender but other species of birds will come to their aid too.  In this way, they work together to protect each other and their offspring.  Just like a community would look after each other's children.  Neat, huh?

Monday, August 16, 2010


Living in Northern Wisconsin, I can already feel the change in the air...fall is just around the corner.  With that in mind, I thought I would mention that it is about time to start saving some acorns for your feathered friends to enjoy this winter.  Nut-eating birds, such as chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers and jays will love you for this tasty treat in their birdfeeder this winter.  Save a small bag and add some each time you fill up your feeder to give them a change in their diet. 

If you would like to check out our selection of bird feeders please click our link to see what we have to offer:

Bird Feeders

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It Begins...

I have finally decided it is time to start a blog for our store.  It has been something I have considered for quite some time but have not done as I have never blogged before.  Eventually, you have to just jump in and do it, I guess.  So this is my first post with many more to come with information on our new lines of products that we are starting and hopefully some information that you will find useful thrown in every now and then.