Monday, January 16, 2012

An Edible Birdhouse

**WARNING:  The following post may have graphic displays of cuteness.**

While visiting my in-laws and other relatives this holiday, we got to see an adorable edible birdhouse that my mother-in-law got for Christmas.


It is both cute and functional - after the birds eat all of the birdseed off of it, it can be used as an actual birdhouse.


According to my mother-in-law, a lot of birds had come and picked off many of their favorite seeds.  But by the time we got there, we found that a little squatter had decided to claim it for his own.

(Hey, you were warned..)

What a great little house to take shelter in during a light snow!
And you don't even have to leave the house to get a good meal...


...though you might have to streeetch a little...


Okay, you might have to get out of the house for the really good stuff.


Back off, this is my house now!


The aftermath:


Well, the critters definitely enjoyed it!

Something like this would look so cute in the Red House Garden, don't you think?

10 comments:

  1. Oh my! That's just TOO adorable & cute! :) Super photos as well...did you have to wait long 'capturing' the squatter in motion?? It'll look GREAT in the Red House Garden.

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  2. Funny... I got these for gifts to give this year and thought they were so cute. But I did give the warning that it may be eaten all in one fell swoop by the little and big rodents. At least you got entertainment and photos. Such a cute chipmunk.

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  3. What a fabulous idea! I love it! And, that chipmunk is just too cute with its big fat cheeks!

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  4. Oh, how sweet is that. I know they can be pests sometimes but they are just so cute it is hard to get mad at them. Now it thinks that is its own special little house. I hope he does not eat himself out of house and home. LOL!

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  5. now that is cute!!
    and what a neat idea, a birdhouse covered in seeds :-)

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  6. Thanks for my daily dose of cuteness and for a good laugh!

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  7. Very cute, indeed! My first thought was that the squirrels would get it, but this chipmunk must have thought he had found paradise!

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  8. ooooohhhh went the kids (and myself) ! It's a hit !

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  9. How wonderful cuteness overload!! What a brilliant idea and a very clever tenant:~)

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  10. Oh, I didn't have to wait long at all to get a picture of that little squatter - he was there quite a bit over several days!

    I think the chipmunk is probably so cute to me because I don't have any here in North Carolina. The devilish squirrel - now that's another story!

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