“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thrifty Bird Bath
For the past few years I've been looking at and pricing bird baths and haven't wanted to part ways with as much money as most cost ($50-$100) for sturdy concrete ones. This saucer bird bath was an inexpensive solution to keeping more of my money in my pocketbook. The top is a plant saucer I picked up at a local nursery. It's made from glazed pottery and cost about $11. I had a tree stump in the backyard and added a cut log to give height to the saucer. It's easy to clean out with the surface being glazed ... and a hand pump hose bib at the back side of our property nearby. The birds enjoy splashing and drinking and it's fun to watch their antics. Storing it away for winter is very easy as I only have to put the saucer in the garden shed.