Do you stop filling your bird feeders in the fall? Do you….gasp….even put your bird feeder in storage come fall?
I only ask because fall is one of the best times to fill the bird’s bellies.
Think about it: winter is coming. There’s no better time to add a little extra bulk to the birds than fall, right before winter when a shortage of food is severe.
In winter, there are no berries or sunflower plants left to glean from. Very little food is left for the poor birds who are still hungry.
So if you stop filling that bird feeder I ask you to reconsider that stance!
And no better bird feeders to fill than Desert Steel feeders. Truly, they make the cutest and most durable bird feeders in the business.
Bird feeders that are an absolute joy to fill in Blueberry Pie or Sensation Pink.
So I am fluttering for the winner who gets a blue or pink coneflower bird feeder from Desert Steel.
How to enter to win:
Simply fill out the form at the end of this post! A valid email address that you check regularly is required if you win!
Celebrating American companies with these 2 bird feeders!
We just love American-born and bred companies. Don’t you? When you support companies right here in the U.S. you are helping hardworking folks just like you and me.
Desert Steel products are lovingly handmade in Wichita, KS. The process starts with a milled sheet of galvanized steel and then it’s cut, bent, folded, and welded together.
The bold colors are not from paint but are finished with a patina, a chemical treatment that oxidizes the steel to give it a green color.
So unlike paint, this color will not alter or fade over time. The colors are so bright and bold! Gorgeous. Sensation Pink and Blueberry Pie for the win.
Colors that will allure you from now until forever.
What draws me to Desert Steel is the unparalleled uniqueness of their designs and fantastic product lines.
The craftsmanship. The color. We’re not talking about discount store wares here.
Desert Steel fashions and molds quality pieces that you’ll cherish for many years as landscape art!
Bird feeders are for a lifetime hobby…
If you have never “tried your hand” at bird feeding, perhaps it’s time you gave it a whirl. Few activities in life seem to yield such a quick and satisfying reward.
My 10-year-old daughter is the bird feeder around here. Maybe she doesn’t put away her backpack, make her bed or fold her clothes….but those bird feeders get filled year-round!
We try not to be shallow by just drawing in the cardinals, blue jays, and yellow/goldfinches, but they are striking to behold! The finches in particular are just so dang cute.
It’s fun having bird feeders in various bold colors. Strange how some birds are drawn to pink and others to blue.
To be more specific, it’s Sensation Pink and Blueberry Pie blue. Aptly named, they are the exact shade of pink and blue you’d want in a bird feeder.
Nevermind. You’ll just have to see the bird feeders in person.
And let us not forget this fact: Desert Steel products are made out of rust-resistant steel that will stand the test of time.
Your color will not fade drawing in those birds for many years to come!
Bird feeding + native plants are magical!
There are a plethora of reasons why you should be planting native trees, shrubs, and plants in your yard. But one of the best reasons is to attract birds.
Birds love it when you plant evergreen trees and shrubs like hollies as they make superb homes for the birds in winter.
This natural shelter is greatly appreciated. Include a wide range of plants including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, and grasses.
The seed heads of perennials and ornamental grasses draw ground-feeding birds and supply them cover as they avoid those cats. Think black-eyed Susan, coneflower, coreopsis, and salvia.
I love seed heads because there’s still some left come winter if you let them be.
Birds are like us, they love fruit and berries and will be thrilled with any apple or pear trees that you plant. Blueberries or raspberries will make their little bird hearts flutter as well.
It’s best to research what grows naturally in your region to score with the birds. The more natives you plant, the more insects you draw in increasing the varieties of songbirds that will visit.
Birds will give you those thrills and chills. Promise!
Product run down!
- Works with small seed types
- Holds 12 oz of seed
- UV/fade resistant
- Rust proof
- Easy assembly
- Built-in foot stake
- 14”W x 36”H
Desert Steel squirrel proofing tip: Add cayenne pepper/chili powder to seed, birds can’t taste it and squirrels hate it.
Personally, I find that I am willing and able to feed just about anything or anyone that comes into my yard.
So squirrels don’t bother me all that much.
This year a mama deer gave birth to triplets and I am enamored! I’m already buying extra pumpkins for them to feast on.
But you feed what you love!