girls can use tools too!

By J12
(posing in the first photo, taken at Karekare earlier this week)

Wanting to attract some different kinds of birds to our garden, I decided to make a bird feeder. Before Dadda would let me use his tools, he required a plan! I provided him with a very detailed one. It was so good I had unlimited access to his saw, drill and screwdrivers.

Here’s what I made
(with a little assistance from an interested J11):

The little piece of dowel held up by two small branches can be removed and have a piece of apple or something stuck on it, but we didn’t have any spare. Water goes in the yellow container (Dadda said I should hollow out a piece of wood instead to make it look really natural – I just might yet), and seeds go on the other little platform. Any bird who happens to use the swing too energetically might knock itself out on the upright stick – that’s a wee design fault, which could be fixed in the Second Edition!


2 Responses to “girls can use tools too!”

  1. 1 Rosie July 15, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Of course, girls can use tools too…..on occasion far better than the boys!!!! Well done, I hope the feeder attracts many new birds to the neighbourhood:-) Love Mrs Ex

  2. 2 Jen and family July 16, 2007 at 2:21 am

    hope you got lots of hungry little visitors

    jen at

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