• Bird Feeders,  Uncategorized,  Wild Bird Feeders

    Hearts for Valentine’s and wild bird feeders

    The Clinger: There's little to no ground waste using sunflower hearts in wild bird feedersHearts aren’t just for Valentine’s day!A Valentine's gift for each other-Copper Roof Birdhouse

    Feeding sunflower hearts or a no-waste mix greatly reduces ground mess below your bird feeders. Some home owners have backed off from feeding birds, as the ground waste may have attracted other, less desirable critters (especially if the house sat in close proximity to a wooded area). But there are lots of ways to still feed birds… without the mess!

    The no-waste mixes and sunflower hearts & chips are a perfect choice for most types of wild bird feeders as a great variety of species enjoy these premium seeds. They may cost a little more, but it’s money well spent if you’d still like to see those beaked buddies in your yard, sans the ground mess. Anything that does fall to the ground will not be left for long, as ground feeding birds who eat seeds (like cardinals, doves, juncos, chipping sparrows, towhees) will snatch this premium meal up before it has time to sit.

    Using a seed tray or seed catcher will also help to eliminate ground mess. The adjustable trays actually serve as an additional feeder with their large platform area. Today’s seed catchers need not attach directly to the bottom of the bird feeder either. Hanging trays offer several installation options, and larger platforms are made to fit on feeder poles or 4×4 posts below the feeder. Birds who’ve never used the feeder itself will utilize the platform for a meal of fallen seed.

    Suet is another great way to feed birds sans any ground waste. It’s neat & clean, Tail Prop Suet Feeders are perfect wild bird feeders that leave no ground mess.economical and easy to feed. Clinging birds like chickadees, nuthatches and titmice like it, and you can’t beat it for cold weather feeding! Packed with fat and protein, suet provides those extra calories for energy needed to stay warm. Standard suet cages are great, but a suet cage with tail prop will entice woodpeckers too. The extended panel below the cage gives them leverage to “prop” their tail and perch more comfortably. Guess it’s the difference between a metal folding chair and a Lazy-Boy!

    Wild bird feeders come in a gazillion style colors! First step is to figure out what birds you’d like to attract. Specialty feeders exist for everyone… from hummingbirds and bluebirds, to Goldfinches and Orioles. Of course fresh water is always an excellent method to entice birds, and some form of birdbath (even a saucer) should always be considered in any bird-friendly habitat.

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    FOGFUELS™ Debuts in Atlanta~Turns Trap Grease into Sustainable Energy!

    Gotta say, this one piqued our interest being situated in the Atlanta area. It’s pretty cool, and even cooler that it’s so darn green! This company is helping to clean up sewage and creating a new way to power the city! Check it out:

    FOGFUELS™ Announces Partnership with the City of Atlanta

    The City of Atlanta Brings on FOGFUELS to Help Clean Up Sewage and Create a Sustainable Energy Source 

    ATLANTA – February 11, 2013 – Today FOGFUELS™ announced a new partnership with the City of Atlanta.  FOGFUELS will use its patented process to transform fats, oils and grease (FOG) into usable B100 biodiesel fuel that can be used to power school buses, city vehicles and machinery.
    In this partnership, FOGFUELS will work with independent haulers in the Metro Atlanta area to receive trap grease generated by restaurants and institutional sources. The waste will be received at the FOGFUELS processing center where it will be converted to B100 biodiesel fuel. By creating this inner city processing center, FOGFUELS will provide a convenient location for independent haulers to dump their trap grease. This facility will encourage haulers to remain compliant with City ordinances while resulting in significant reductions in their operating costs due to reduced tipping fees and transportation costs.
    FOGFUELS understands that working with independent haulers will be the key to its success. In order to unite independent haulers nationwide, and to reduce illegal dumping by rogue operators, FOGFUELS has created the Green Waste Haulers’ Association (GWHA). This organization will represent the business interests of companies involved in the collection, transport and disposal of trap grease.
    “FOGFUELS is excited to be working with the City of Atlanta, offering a new and cleaner way to power the city,” said Paul Marshall, Managing Director of FOGFUELS.  “Working with the independent haulers in the city to gather the problematic trap grease and turn that into a cleaner source of energy is a great way to help the city become more environmentally friendly.”
    Atlanta is the first city that FOGFUELS will partner with to create B100 fuel from trap grease. The company plans to work with other municipalities around the country to help clean up the problem of illegal grease dumping and create a better living environment.
    “Atlanta is excited to be working with a company like FOGFUELS that can help clean up the city’s water and wastewater system and make it safer for the citizens,” said Councilman H. Lamar Willis. “Along with Mayor Kasim Reed, we believe that there are many benefits to creating a source of clean, sustainable and renewable energy by working with companies like FOGFUELS.”
    About FOGFUELS™
    FOGFUELS™ is an innovative biodiesel producer dedicated to protecting the planet and creating clean, sustainable and renewable energy.  FOGFUELS uses the FOG2D™ process to effectively remove fats, oils and greases (FOG) from wastewater streams. The FOG2D™ process can even handle contaminated and watery waste greases – anything up to 100% free fatty acid content.  Through this method, FOGFUELS™ can recycle lipid material into an advanced biodiesel that is fully ASTM compliant for over-the-road transportation. FOGFUELS is committed to economic development that benefits the environment and reduces dependence on foreign energy sources through the use of the value-added biodiesel platform. For information please visit www.FOGFUELS.com.
  • Bird Houses,  Copper Roof Birdhouse,  Decorative Bird Houses,  Dovecote Birdhouse,  Uncategorized,  Vinyl with Copper Roof Birdhouses

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    Violets are blue
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    Better than chocolates, most contain lard!
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    In 20 years this house looks like the very first day.
    Because birds will be nesting real soon around here
    Declare your love, lift your glass, and toast spring is near!

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    By the way, that copper’s sure got a beautiful glow!
    Natural nest spots are limited, competition is tough,
    Helping birds raise babies makes it not as rough!

    Watch out for predators and house sparrows too
    Martins and Bluebirds especially depend on you.Stately 12 Room Copper Roof Birdhouse
    For if you’re a landlord and offering birds space
    Successful fledges are the goal from your place.

    So back to Valentine’s Day and that unique gift for two,
    Make it lasting and special, a copper roof birdhouse will do!