Brilliant book title
They Might Be Giants "Birdhouse in Your Soul"
"Spontaneous City" in London, England, UK; designed by London Fieldworks (made up of artist duo Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson)
Trying SO hard to get comfy!
(Ignore the tail shed; our humidity levels were on the fritz and have since been mended.)
DIY / repurposing idea du jour:
Old boot screwed onto a tree or a fence = new bird house.
For additional bird house, feeder, and other bird-related posts, browse through this subset of the Unconsumption archive.
As buildings continue to pop up in growing cities, urban-dwelling birds and wildlife are in need of more options for cozy places to live. Thoughtful to these needs, artist Thomas Winther, aka Dambo, initiated the Happy City Birds project. To kick the project off, the artist spent just two weeks building 250 birdhouses out of free and recycled material. He painted the houses in happy colors like bright yellows, greens, and oranges, and placed them across four cities around Denmark—64 in Aarhus, 52 in Odense, 54 in Copenhagen, and 80 in Kolding.
SIMPLE TIPS AND TRICKS: GARDENING
- Store tools in dry sand to prevent rusting.
- Small amount of soot and sawdust can be used as fertilizer.
- Garlic cloves placed in soil help keep pests away.
- Spritzing white vinegar on weeds directly will help kill them. Bye-bye Roundup!
Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.