Dollars are tight - we know that. But giving up birdfeeding is something we're just not willing to do! Not with all that the birds add to our life! Whether we're enduring the shortest of winter days or the sweltering summer heat, birds add color and sound and life to our lives and to our yards.
In our Birdfeeding on a Budget segment, I'll provide hints on how to be able to continue feeding the birds in this tough economy. I'll help you make smart decisions so you can continue to feed the birds. Note that I said SMART decisions, not necessarily CHEAP decisions, since cheap decisions can sometimes cost us more in the long run, and that just doesn't make sense. Let's Feed the Birds!
One of the best ways to host the birds on a budget is to take care of the hobby products you already have. That is why we recommend that you store your clay birdbaths if you live in an area where freezes occur.
Clay is a porous material and can absorb moisture. When temperatures are below freezing, that moisture also freezes and expands and will likely crack the surrounding clay.