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Quick Birdseed Guide with Squirrel Proof Perky Pet Feeders

Quick Birdseed Guide for you to enjoy and, I hope, it will bring you many memories and peace. To write this review, I have moved from my normal place of working on my site to the backyard. It seemed so very fitting to sit where I can watch the birds come to my bird feeder while I write. When I was a little girl, my Great-Granny would baby-sit me while my parents were at work and I would frequently stay the night. I remember my Great-Grandpa would get up super early and make homemade Sourdough biscuits and my Granny would get up and make me her Homemade Chocolate Gravy.

Nothing in my life since has been as good as those breakfasts were. We’d sit around the table together, hold hands and pray before eating the magnificent breakfast. They’d cook eggs and sausage too, but the biscuits and chocolate gravy was what I was excited about.

Growing Up Bird Watching

After breakfast, Grandpa would go out to take care of the cattle and Granny and I would clean up, then go into the living room. She had a huge bay window in her living room that overlooked the front porch, yard and beyond you could see the stream by the mailboxes along with the road and part of the field. Granny had a rocking chair and I would sit in her lap with the creaking sound as we rocked back and forth and watched the birds out the window.

Her favorite birds were the cardinals, she would point out each different kind of bird and we’d talk about the colors and what they were doing. These are among my favorite memories. As I grew older and bigger, she would always rock me and tell me about the birds.

Cranberry Hobnail Vintage Hummingbird FeederAs an adult, I’ve always wanted to get a bird feeder and sit on my back porch and watch them come to eat. We haven’t had many pretty birds, mostly just the grey ones. When I got the fabulous bird feeder from Perky Pet, I was super excited. I immediately went out and got some bird food and put it up.

For the first few days, we didn’t have many but they slowly started coming in. Yesterday, I was in awe as I had not one but THREE cardinals come to feed. I love the red bird feeder as it reminds me of my times on Granny’s lap out on the farm where I grew up.

My Feeder Amusement

It’s also awesome as it has a guard so that if squirrels try to steal the bird seed, they can’t get to it! (Not that our Great Dane would allow them to if she had the chance to stop it! LOL)
I have to admit, watching the squirrels try with no success at getting the food out of the feeder is amusing.

I love that it holds so much as I don’t have to refill it very often!  I received the Perky-Pet Squirrel-Be-Gone II Country Style feeder for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  My opinions are my own.  I love my feeder!  I have yet to come up with any complaints.  It comes with the necessary stuff to mount it to a pole, but I chose to hang it in my tree.

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Quick and Easy Bird Seed Guide

Quick Bird Seed Guide

  • Dried Corn: You can toss this on the ground to distract the squirrels and rabbits from your bird feeder!
  • Thistle seed is great for gold finches, purple finches and house finches.
    Black oil sunflower seeds will bring in blue jays, buntings, finches, woodpeckers, chickadees and my beloved cardinals.
  • Blends of fruits, nuts, seed and grain attracts cardinals, finches, nuthatches, and chickadees.
    Fruit and nut mixes are loved by woodpeckers, cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, and finches also.
    A balance mix containing safflower is a hit with cardinals and other song birds!
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Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

2 thoughts on “Quick Birdseed Guide with Squirrel Proof Perky Pet Feeders

  • Dana Rodriguez

    We have so many squirrels it has been a struggle keeping them out of the feeders.We finally fot creative and fixed it so when the got so far up the pole they couldn’t get a grip lol

    • Someone recently recommended using butter, but I’m really thinking my dogs will lick that off. What did you use?


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