Southern Bird Feeder

Happy Monday everyone! You may remember my wonderful bird feeder.

My “bonus” father, Chester Ward, made this for me several years ago. I just loved it.

Unfortunately, time and weather and well, birds, took their toll on this bird feeder. Luckily, for me, Chester retired this year and had time to make me a brand new bird feeder! He even supplied the bird seed for the first go-round.

Here it is:

I didn’t get it in time to have those beautiful blue morning glories growing up the pole yet, but I’ll definitely get something going soon. One of the things I love about the new feeder is that it is big enough to hold a little roof for the birds in case of rain. By the way, it hasn’t rained much here in some time (as in the grass is getting crispy). Oh well, that will give me time to fill in the “roof” of the covering.

It has been hot, hot, hot here so maybe, I ought to make that a shade covering!


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Today’s Lagniappe:  Tomato Salad
The perfect summer tomato is show-cased in this recipe!

* 4  tomatoes
* 2 tablespoons of sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
* 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
* 1/2-ounce chopped herbs (parsley, basil and chives)
* Salt and fresh ground pepper


Cut the tomatoes into bite-size slivers or chunks and simply add all of the ingredients to the tomatoes. It is best to let marinate for at least 30 minutes but not more than 2 hours.

Note: I like to add some crumbled feta to this recipe as well!






10 responses to “Southern Bird Feeder”

  1. Briarside Lane Avatar

    Lovely morning glories… Happy Belated Blue Monday.


  2. minkey and nannykim Avatar

    I have quite a few feeders, but only one is squirrel proof. If I had your feeder the grackles and squirrels would swamp it!! Yikers–I have way too many squirrels….I am so tempted to put a feeder right next to the road (I did at one time and a lot of them got killed! by cars….then the vultures swept in…..I had pity and moved that particular feeder closer to the house….but ,man, they can be a nuisance. I suppose they are good for aerating the soil (they dig everywhere!) and for planting acorns and growing some trees–I have a good sized one now in the front that the squirrels planted about 10 years ago!

  3. Jane F @ Atticmag Avatar

    It’s even cuter than the older one, which was great. How nice to have a bird feeder. I have one in the garage for 4 years now — need Chester to come help us dig a hole and pour cement for it!! Thanks for stopping by Christi. Best, Jane F.

  4. LaVoice Avatar

    I love both things you featured today. I am partial to flowers so I really like the morning glories.

  5. Donna @ The House on the Corner Avatar

    How Cute Is That!! A little shabby chic cottage for the birdies!! Love It!!

  6. Manang Kim Avatar

    Love that flower and your bird feeder is so cool. Happy Summer!

    Anything Blue

  7. Jingle Avatar

    priceless gift from your Dad.
    lovely blue…

  8. Sally Avatar

    I do like the new one, and how pretty it will be once some more blue morning glories climb and bloom.

    Happy Blue Monday, Christi.

  9. Sharlotte Avatar

    This is too cute! I love the shape!
    Ms. Sharlotte’s…Southern Reflection

  10. Kelee Katillac Avatar

    Chester’s new one is so charming! The blue morning glories will look great with it too Christi!

    love, kelee

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