Thursday, February 3, 2011

For the birds

After the holidays are over we usually put our tree in a pile in our back acreage.  It acts as shelter to some rabbits and other animals during the cold.

Okay fine...if I'm being perfectly honest our tree usually sits in a heap right outside the back door until the snow melts and we are able to get it to the back acreage.  Last year I don't think it even made it off the deck.  But! once back there it does act as shelter for some of our woodland creatures.

This year, instead of just tossing it out the door I asked Collin to sit it up by our deck because I had a little project in mind.

One Sunday afternoon while watching football Keaton and I worked on making a little something.  A little something for the birds.

Keaton thought this was about the best project EVER because it involved one of his most favorite things.  Popcorn!

Side note: Several years ago Collin's parents got him this stove top popcorn maker for Christmas and it has been sitting in our cabinet all this time. We finally dug it out for this project and have now used that thing almost every weekend since.  Homemade popcorn is the best.  Mmmmm.  Keaton asks for it by looking at us with big eyes, pop? pop? as he shakes his hand back and forth as if he is moving it on the stove.

When we were done with our popcorn garland Keats and I bundeled up and took it outside.

We made two strands that night. 

Just a little something for the birds.


Kristal said...

Fun idea!

Em said...

Homemade popcorn IS the best...completely agree! This is such a fun little project...great idea.

Jill said...

Great idea! Are you going to post an after the birds pic?? :) Probably nothing left!

CaSondra Shim said...

I just love how Keaton loves popcorn just like Pappa!

Amanda said...

Very cute project :) We have the same popcorn maker!