Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Life Merit Badge -- Bird Feeder Part 5

Finished bird feeder in backyard.

The branch perches were my own idea.

With birdseed.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Family Life Merit Badge -- Bird Feeder Part 4

Measuring stand base.

Sawing stand base.

Drilling supports to stand bases.

Holding stand while base is attached.

Watching how support board is attached to base and post.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scarlet Runner Beans

At the garage door.

Fuchia is Blooming, Still

More blooms on the Lowe's fuchsia plant.

And even more to come.

Family Life Merit Badge -- Bird Feeder Part 3

Measuring to find center.

Marking center.

Measuring center in other direction.

Extending the straight line.

Marking the position of the post.

Sorting out and counting screws for the base.

Drilling pilot holes for bracket screws.

Tightening bracket screws.
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Another side.

Platform attached to post.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Family Life Merit Badge, Bird Feeder Part 2

Stirring paint.

Painting top of feeder platform.

Almost done with first coat.

Ready to flip it over.

Garden Photos, July 24

Carrots, peas, a red onion, and a hidden zucchini.

The first ripe tomato -- a Sungold on the patio.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Family Life Merit Badge -- Bird Feeder Part 1

This project was done as part of Family Life Merit Badge work.

Plans were found here.



More measuring.


Drilling holes.

More holes.

Pilot holes in strips.

Attaching strips through the underside.

Finished feeder platform.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Garden Photos, Late July

Carrot, grown from seed.

Bachelor Buttons, grown from seed.

Nasturtiums, grown from seed.

Pumpkin blossom, with little pumpkin attached. Grown from seed.