Now that we have some rather cold weather, a lot of people on local FB pages were wondering how others keep their feeders from freezing.
We have done something different every year, so this is this years.
I think this may be a keeper.
1. Outdoor table.
2. PVC pipe "stand" created for the summer umbrella, to make it higher.
3. Tin paint can re-purposed for the 3rd time.
4. Ceramic light bulb socket-thing, wired into a wall socket box, with a heavy electric cord and plug. Probably re-purposed also, like from an extinct appliance.
5. Scrap of wood.
6. Another section of PVC pipe and a 'join' to add even more height to the pipe.
7. 75 watt incandescent light bulb. First try.
7.2. 40 watt bulb to see if that will work. Nope, not enough heat.
[Love LED, but no heat output for this purpose.]
8. Piece of tin foil to cover the bulb, that got all sticky anyway when I put the feeder back up.
I would re-purpose a floor lamp if I didn't have a husband who decided to use the table already outside.
So there you have it.