Making Your Own Bird Feeder

Written by Greg Pilson

There is estimated to be over 100 billion individual wild birds on earth, and each one needs to eat certain amounts of food on a daily basis in order to survive. That’s where we come in! Birdfeeders are fun to make and are essential in order for birds to live. Bird houses can be made out of practically anything and are usually hung in different locations around your yard for birds to enjoy. Purchasing a bird feeder is another option, however this can be expensive and both methods serve practicallyrepparttar same purpose.

The following is a fun and easy way for children (or adults) to make a bird feeder:

What You Will Need:

•An empty milk or juice carton (any size will do) •String (must be strong) •Scissors •Stapler •Hole punch •2 small sticks or wooden rods •Bird seed •Markers, paint or anything which can be used to decoraterepparttar 147293 carton. Ensurerepparttar 147294 paint is water based not to hurt your feathered friends and try not to use anything that can be potentially dangerous to swallow.

A Brief History Of Seeing Eye Dogs

Written by Simon Harris

No one knows whenrepparttar concept of using assistance animals forrepparttar 147153 blind first came into being. It is suggested that dogs have been used in such a capacity in various cultures for a very long time. It is known, however, that there was no formal guide dog program in existence until afterrepparttar 147154 First World War.

Why German Shepherds?

Many people have probably wondered why guide dogs and Seeing Eye dogs are so often German Shepherds. The reason is actually twofold. First of allrepparttar 147155 German Shepherd has a strong sense of loyalty to its owner, giving it a natural tendency to be protective. Having a very protective dog as a companion is an obvious asset for someone who may otherwise be easily attacked by less then scrupulous individuals. The other reason is far simpler;repparttar 147156 first guide dogs forrepparttar 147157 blind and visually impaired were trained in Germany to provided assistance for those blinded inrepparttar 147158 war.

Afterrepparttar 147159 end of World War Irepparttar 147160 nation of Germany was devastated by financial depression. Many private businesses failed andrepparttar 147161 Potsdam, Germany school that trainedrepparttar 147162 guide dogs forrepparttar 147163 blind was one of them.

The Beginning

An American woman named Dorothy Eustis had heard aboutrepparttar 147164 program and decided it was a very worthwhile endeavor. Because she owned a company that was training German Shepherds as working dogs, she decided she might try to train guide dogs forrepparttar 147165 blind. She did not start this right away, however. In fact she was still consideringrepparttar 147166 possibilities when she penned a story for The Saturday Evening Post aboutrepparttar 147167 potential for guide dogs forrepparttar 147168 blind.

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