New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday. July 2. 1987
Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas
Page 7Bird feeder a family project
By BOB SAWYFB
Our family has signed up for a foreign language course: limit ailing If you have ever studied Japanese or Russian, you will know what we are up against.
The way we set* it, Bird is more practical than am other foreign tongue. How main of v on have a yard full of Japanese'
To help attract feathered conversation! ists, we are also working together to assemble some bird feeders and houses Mi of these togetherness was bkt1 pulling teeth at first, but we have found that the children real!) respond to creative do-it-yourself inc Our first project was a simple tub* feeder made of PYC pip* mounted on a wooden base It can tie put together in an hour or two, providing the instant gratification so important to voungsters
rho step by-step plans include materials list, full-si/o patterns and illustrated cutting and assembl) instructions l’hev ar** included in the special birdhouses and feeders pack containing complete plans for 14 projects from simple t»* * ballon, im To order. speeifv the birdie iscs pat k No 4010. and -* rid $19 '> Mail to M.tk:* riuiii - w th Hi Is I »• • *
A PVG tube bird feeder is easy, inexpensive
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\ tubt* feeder can be math* from scraps of material you have on hand Wo used a 20-in cf lei Uh >f I b> 6 w(hk1, a IO-irich length of 4-inch PYC pipe, a 1-inch length of 14-:nch pijK*. a lb-inch end cap and a 0-inch square of s-inch-thiek (lear thor Bioplastic
I he wooden base is a ample right angle The upright I- < nu ho long and the floor is 12 indies long Set tho upright on the ba * flu n with -no
end. and secure with glue and screws.
I he length of 4-inch PVC pipe is the feed container It sits on the base at an angle, ‘lush against the upright md angling down so that its lower
front end nests on the floor Cut both ends of the pipe at an angle of about la degrees, so that the length along the top edge is about 7 inches. lest it for fit on the base before proceeding.
I’he -mailer pip*' is inserted into a I - .** m the top of the larger pipe. to -I vt is an intake opening for the ie* d Measure the outside diameter f the 11 .-inch pipe Drill a hole that - /a in the top of the feeder pipe.
< entered about inches from the .a k end the *>nd that will butt against the base upright*
(ilu* the smaller pipe into the hole, extending mostly above it Place the end cap on top but do not glue it >ou wail have to remove it to fill the feeder
( ut * piece of plastic to cover the front of tin* feed tube, leaving an •Denim; at th* bottom for the feed to
Taint til** PYC if \ou like. or leave i- Dim ii i the wooden base. a ’ ti-.- I k end flush against th**
in. ? f Si ure with screws inserted ti .. h tin up! ight into the tub*
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Comal County K x t e n s I o n Homemakers Council met June 26 in the Fxtension Service meeting room Chairman Barbara Timmermann led the meeting.
There were 23 present including five guests. Kristee Wunderlich. Evelyn Svoboda. Cheryl Jonas. Bernice Thwaites and Dilia Phillips Marie Burk. 4-H chairman, introduced Kristee Wunderlich as the recipient of the $200 scholarship from the seven Extension Homemakers
< Tubs Wunderlich plans to attend Texas A&M University and stud) food technology to become a dietitian
Atascosa Count) Extension Homemakers will host the District 13 exhibit and competition Julv 30 beginning at IO a rn Pre-registration is $6.25 per person which includes lunch, registration and lunch Mar) Poe, Comal County TEH A chairman, presided over election of a new chairman and delegates to the -tate convention which will b* in September in Fort Worth Marie Burk was selected at TFHA chairman Barbara Timmermann and M >lly K>*epp will serve as delegates Helen Cherry is alternate delegate Evelyn Hazel and Edda Kieschnick won the recreation prizes.
When Kiuaryans met June 25. they did not have an members out of town on an inter club visit. I .ast week. four members visited the Alamo Kiwanis
club in San Antonio Dan O'Neill reported on that visit Susie Battled.edford and Franc! Bo the f MH-MR presented the program Thev discussed their work with Uh* MH-MR client.- The staff w rk> t> educate the client- and
< -ordinate their work with doctors of the San \ntonio State Hospital The I.*va1 agency has a caseworker to deal with the governmental paper-u >rk which includes ll forms Staff doctors from San Antonio State Hospital v isit the agency on a regular basis and direct treatments for the clients Since I WI. the ca-cicad for MU MR ha- doubled I-*-t month, 350 incoming phone calls for help were answered The agency is caught in the state budget cuts and is looking
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for new space The agency is looking
for volunteers who will help with painting and acquiring furniture, books and magazines for a meeting
State Sen. Judith Zaffirim of the 21st District was guest of honor at a dinner prior to the meeting with Comal County Democrats June 23.
Attending the dinner at Wolfgang’s Keller were executive committee and board members of Comal County Democrats. These included Jan Estes, president: Kookie Barbosa. Wurstfest chairman; Carolyn
Matykiewiez, treasurer; Aller Autry, vice president; Betty Bol Rushing: refreshments; arui Jud, Trezona. public information
Other guests were former mayor Barbara Tieken; Karen Estes, aid to Zaffirim: and Larry Matykiewiez.
The senator entertained those attending with stories of her first year as one of three women in the Texas Senate. Irater, she discussed the 27 bills she had passed during the session and answered questions at a public gathering of Democrats and guests at First Federal Savings and Loan Association.
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