Repurposed Old Farm Windmill - Strictly for the Birds

April 29th, 2011 in member junk     
Kimmberli Kimmberli, member
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Windmill Birdfeeder
In the beginning...
Windmill Birdfeeder

Windmill Birdfeeder


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
posted in: member junk, metal, cottage, country, outdoor spaces, farm, cast iron-metallic, repurpose, birdfeeder, windmill

Comments (6)

bigdogmom1960 writes: Love it! I'm on this one like a duck on a June bug! Posted: 10:36 am on June 8th
racers7 writes: Clever idea and the birdies must love it! Melody Posted: 11:29 am on May 6th
racers7 writes: Clever idea and the birdies must love it! Melody Posted: 11:29 am on May 6th
Prior writes: unique feeder. I like it a lot! Lezlee Posted: 2:33 pm on May 2nd
suewhitney writes: Love this idea and I'm sure our feathered friends will too. Make sure to post any additions!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:14 am on May 2nd
MakinItHappen writes: Love it, love it, love it! Posted: 9:15 am on May 1st
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