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  1. theartofdoingstuff
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    Looks great! Nice touch with the embroidery hoop! ~ karen

    1. northofseven
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      Thanks! Your blog cracks me up all the time. Please don’t even change! 🙂

  2. Lisa
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    Cute! How does it do against squirrels? My biggest problem…

    1. northofseven
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      Funny you should ask! When I first put them up against the back fence, I was at war with one who kept chewing the twine down to knock it over to get all the seeds. Then I hung one with metal wire and moved them to a fence closer to the house and they haven’t touched it since.

      1. northofseven
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        My bad. I responded without looking at which bird feeder I was talking about (I had made way too many one weekend). This one they do not go near. For some reason they either don’t realize it’s a feeder or they can’t crawl into it. Strange, I know, b/c the can ones are the ones I moved. Karen had a seriously good idea when she created this!

  3. cred
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    funny, I made a similar one- the crazy love child of Karen’s light globe feeder and her dollarama candy dish posts. I used the glass candy dish and drilled a hole through the top with a glass/ceramic bit and use twine to hang it.
    The squirrels go after mine but if hung strategically, they can’t reach it from any other branch. They did, however, chew the twine and I had to replace it with a thin braided wire. I fill it with black sunflower seed- the chickadees and cardinals love it.

  4. cred
    cred at · Reply

    I love Karen, too. Her blog is the first one I started following (I was a little late in the game)
    Well, so far mine has survived. It took them awhile last time to figure out that chewing the twine would work last year. And now they still find their way to the feeder. But because the wire is long and they can only access it by shinnying down along the wire- it’s precarious enough that it’s a last resort for only the bravest ones. They resort to feeding off the ground- anything that the chickadees knock out.
    Yeah, I keep running out of black sunflower seed. I don’t want to buy too big a bag- last winter’s leftovers mildewed in the airtight container. I have to keep the mice out but I now know seed needs airflow for longer storage- haven’t figure out how do that yet. If I didn’t love the chickadees and cardinals so much, I probably wouldn’t bother.

  5. Katie
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    I just came across your blog and I’ve spent the last 15 minutes reading tons of posts! Can’t wait to start following you AND making this globe feeder! I’ve been looking all over pinterest and couldn’t find anything I liked and this is perfect. And also now on pinterest. 🙂

    I completely agree about the Krylon paint thing, too. I used it to make that polka dot mailbox feeder you posted about (only I use mine as my actual mailbox!) and it took two bottles!!

  6. barbara dean
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  7. PeggySue
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    That is so Awesome but one question, How in the word would you keep the squirrels out of that…?

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  12. BessAnn
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    I go tired of the squirrels not leaving any feed for the birds, so I hung the feeder on a wire. Then I rubbed plenty of petroleum jelly up and down the wire. The birds have feed now because the squirrels can’t hold on to the wire and the birds don’t need too, they just fly in on the feeder.

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