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New Way To Market Crop
Farmer-inventor Bill Dittmer came up with a new-style disposable bird feeder as a way to add value to his sunflower crop. He puts the feeders together on his farm.
The new bird feeder is made out of a milk carton-type half-gallon container and resembles the red granary on Dittmer's farm. The four corners of the carton are perforated. You push in the corners above the perforations before hanging the feeder.
"The corner openings are only big enough for songbirds like chickadees and goldfmches. That discourages larger birds like starlings which have trouble holding onto the perch and bending their head to get seed. The feeder is moisture resistant and will last about two months. It can be refilled through the spout."
Sells for $4.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Dimmer, 1511040th St. S.E., Wheatland, N. Dak. 58079 (ph 701 347-4350).

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1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4