Repurposed Old Farm Windmill - Strictly for the BirdsApril 29th, 2011 in member junk
We took this rusty old windmill (missing the blades) from our back garden and refinished it with hammered bronze paint. We hung a large tube birdfeeder from the middle.
What's nice is that the rungs on the windmill provide several places for the birds to perch. We are considering adding a shallow pan to the top where the blades were to serve as a birdbath or possibly add a birdhouse. Or...maybe we'll just leave it as is.
UPDATE: I'm happy to report that the birds are loving this thing! (So are the squirrels...) We have so many visitors that we are filling it several times a week! That makes my heart sing...(pun intended) Junk into something special for our wild animal friends. :-)
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Windmill Birdfeeder
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