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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Everyone has been doing the recycling bins, etc, so as I am late posting, I missed the boat on that one! Then I went out into the garden to top up my bird feeders and thought "Aha!!!!"

Ground feeding birds don't use my bird table - they mooch around underneath. I did put some food on my stone bench for them, or on the patio, but it makes a real mess. So, when I got my new satellite dish and the installer left the old one behind, I thought I could definitely do something with that! I took the bracket etc off and just ended up with the dish itself. Which has small holes in it ideal for drainage, and is a shallow bowl.

At the moment it has peanuts, mealworms and suet treats in it - sometimes I put raisins/sultanas, and sometimes chopped up apple. The robin and the blackbirds love it (as do the pigeons, sadly) and I think it's been a real success. Another plus is that I can put it on top of my table at night, which prevents rats coming into the garden for the easy pickings on the floor...

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We use scrap paper cut into pads and secured with a bulldog clip in work for things like telephone notes/to do lists etc. The one I have currently is the chopped up desk pads that had our old logo on that we were told to get rid of. Waste not, want not...

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What a neat use for the old satellite dish!

I hadn't thought of our scrap pads - well thought you.
That sounds like an amazingly nutritious dinner for the birds. And I like your stone bench!
I love that reuse, and that corner of your garden looks so lovely. I could never leave a snack like that on the ground though, as the poodles would gorge themselves. Nuts! Fats! Fruits!
*grins* I used to have a beagle... nothing edible was safe at a height lower than three feet!

Sadly, I don't have her any more, so the birds get the benefit.
Your garden looks so inviting!
Thank you...
What a brilliant use for the old dish! I'm sure the birds are thrilled, too.
Woot! I've done that with old stationary, too!

Awesome use of an old satellite dish!
That is a really cool idea!

Also, your flowers are gorgeous. So springy!