Thistle Seed..Easy Handling and Feeding

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About: Steward to about 20,000 trees on 40 acres.

Anyone who feeds thistle seed to birds knows that there can be problems due to the small size and weight of the seed.  A little prep work will provide the tools to easily fill your feeders.

MATERIALS
Plastic gallon milk jug with lid, clean and dry
2-liter soft drink bottle, also clean and dry

TOOLS
Scissors

HOW-TO (the hard part)
Cut off the bottom 2/3 of a 2-liter bottle to create a funnel.  That's all.

The top of the 2-liter bottle is the funnel.  Position it inside the mouth of the milk jug and use a measuring cup or empty, clean cottage cheese carton to transfer the seed from the original bag to the milk jug.  You will need 4 milk jugs for a 20# bag of thistle seed.  Put the caps back on the milk jugs to seal them from moisture.

To refill your feeders, just take a jug of seed out and pour the seed into the feeder, just as you would fill a glass with milk.




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