With feeding the critters outside, I needed a good, sturdy scoop to hold the cat kibble, deer feed or bird seed. At first, we tried re-purposing the gallon plastic jugs from distilled water. They’re basically the same that milk comes in. We would just cut the bottom off to form a scoop and, with the cap on, the jug itself became the carrying vessel.
The plastic, however, was too flimsy and bendy. I believe it was my husband who first cut the bottom off of an empty popcorn container from Costco. The plastic is much stronger, and even the handle is a better shape. Very convenient!
There is something else that’s convenient.
When we fixed up the old platform bird feeder, I’d taken off the rotten seed platform, but left the supports. I figured I might add another platform in the future, but as soon as it was set back up, the birds started using the supports to perch on. Being so handy for the birds, they’ll be left as is.
Which is working out for me, too.
After refilling the new bird feeder, I need to hands to be able to put it back on the hook.
The supports are the perfect width and height to hold my scoop for me while I hang the feeder! LOL
Also, while doing my rounds, I couldn’t resist getting a picture of this clump of trees by the barn.
They are just so tired!
I know. Lame. I couldn’t help myself! 😀