Bird Feeder Starts To Become Too Much Work

Everyone, at one point in their life, has entertained the thought of having a bird feeder, and in theory it sounds great, but for some people the upkeep gets to be too much. Meet Karen Marling, forty-three years old and the mother of two kids, is living this nightmare as we speak. “I thought it would be a fun and relaxing addition to my garden,” says Marling, “but between having to take the top off to refill it, and buying new seed every couple of months, I just couldn't handle it!” At this point Mrs. Marling became very emotional, started throwing things at me, and asked me to leave her poorly-decorated home. I knew being a reporter was going to be hard, but this was just uncalled for. Maybe I should start wearing protective gear.

Look at this confusing contraption! No wonder
Karen is overwhelmed by work.

After spending two years in Karen Marling’s backyard, the feeder has become something of an institution. Karen’s neighbor reaches out to me on this, stating: “It was a long time coming. Of course I hate to see it go, but Karen lacks a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to things like this.” There's the question we all need to be asking; Is ability to keep a bird feeder about the commitment, or the quality of character? Bird feeders can be extremely tricky. Especially when you don't know how to store the food? I'm not really sure, because I don't have a bird feeder, but I really wish I knew how to take care of it. Like do you only put food in the top, or put it in the little holes too? And what are these little scamps even growing with all these seeds?


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