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June 26, 2012


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Joyce, I don't use soap personally, I use the 9:1 water/bleach ratio to clean feeders. However, I have seen reputable sources say soap is okay. If I were to use soap, I'd use a real mild soap and make sure to rinse well. Bleach is just easier!


Nancy, I read somewhere (it might even have been here), that I shouldn't use soap to clean my feeders. Just want to make sure this is true.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Slimline, thank you.


just found your lovely blog :) i like-y what i see!

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.