Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Decorating for the Birds

Christmas is in full swing here on the farm.
Is it funny that I decorate the coop for the holidays?
I don't think the gals really care, but I think it looks so festive from our kitchen window!

I made three little wreaths from some clippings and hung them in the windows with strips of red-checked fabric.
I love tearing strips of leftover fabric for decorating...it is a great way to wrap packages, too.

 We also decided to decorate a tree outside for the birds. 
Popcorn strung with apples, dried oranges, dried apples, and pretzels.
Just things we had on hand.

 To hang apples, just use a long needle and floral wire.
Press needle through top of apple and pull out the opposite side.
Make sure that you have pressed through a thicker part of the apple so that the wire does not come through.

 Twist tie the wire at the top and your apple is ready to hang.

 Jack and Ruthie helped decorate.

 We are studying birds in science, so I hope this will be a fun way to do some bird watching.

Hope you are having an enjoyable start to the holiday season!



Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

The tree is beautiful and it goes great with your bird study too! Fabulous.

Lisa said...

It looks so great! Lucky birds! Have you seen any come and eat yet?

Sarah M. said...

I love this. I wish we had a tree to decorate. Oh and I love, love your coop. Those are some lucky chicks. ;)

Stef said...

How pretty and festive - the birds are going to love you!!

Keep Home Simple said...

Love it all! Merry Christmas!!!

connie said...

Julia, what a wonderful idea.. I love how you decorated the coop...I too think it would be wonderful to see from a kitchen window...

Michelle said...

Love this. You get a beautiful tree and the birds get a Christmas dinner.

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

I've always wanted to do something like this...

but no pine trees around here. Not a lot of regular trees either.

I always thought what a great idea.

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Dear Julia...

now I have the right idea for our farm too!

Thank you, you're super, a genius!

I love your coop so so much.


Diana (Apple Pie) said...

Really a great work!
Birds will be so happy!
(I will copy the idea...thank you!)

Keeping It Cozy said...


I love your touches of Christmas outside. It's all so beautiful. And I love your handmade (edible) ornaments! What fun you all must have had!

Roller Mill Farms said...

You are so full of inspiration.. There is something about seeing the name of your blog pop up that makes me feel "blissfully content". i'm off to decorate the hen house.. =)

Sew a Fine Seam said...

This is so sweet! That is so great to do a tree for the birds! And I just love the wreaths on the chicken house.

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Anne Marie said...

you are so amazing Julia...I miss talking with you...I would love to catch up.

xo + advent blessings,
Anne Marie

Gumbo Lily said...

You're a true bird lover.

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Christi said...

What a fun idea to decorate your outdoor tree! I love the way it looks. Those wreaths on your coop look so sweet. Merry Christmas, Julia!


Doreen Frost said...

Your place is SO lovely and inviting. LOVE the wreaths on the coop. I plan to do the same thing next year when we have our chickens :)

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.


Rose Fern said...

Beautiful! A tribute to nature!

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