Sharing the Harvest
If you are wondering what to do with all of the fruit you have stored for the winter, look no further. There is a way to give back to the birds and other creatures who have helped fertilize your garden or orchard. Make a fruit wreath for them.
A Winter Solstice Tradition
The hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth have reached their lowest level. The birds and other critters have less daylight to find food in their natural habitat. Why not help them out a bit, since they are fellow creatures that deserve the best chance at survival as we do? They have sung songs to us or entertained us with their antics. Our lives would be much less charming without them. The least we can do is feed them when they need it most.
Solstice Fruit Wreath
My daughter and I have recently made a fruit wreath as part of a nature education class that we attended with our home-schooling friends. We strung cranberries, apple wedges, and pieces of orange onto wire and hung it on a branch of our hydrangea bush in our back yard. For a full description of how to make this wreath, please visit my article on hub pages, titled A Winter Solstice Tradition: Make a Fruit Wreath for the Animals.
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