Poor Man's Fountain Requires
no Electricity, Plumbing, or Batteries.
This Drip Fountain
is very attractive to Song birds and is made from a natural concave rock.
The "drip" comes from a length of 1/4" plastic tubing inserted in a plastic
jug hanging above the rock, and controlled by the tiny greenhouse valve
seen at the top of the photograph. The Marigolds think it's cool.
The drip is positioned by a piece
of Wire bent around the Tree. Black is least noticeable, but white was used
here for photographing contrast. The gallon jug needs to be refilled every
Here two fountains are set up with six Gold Finch customers.
A beauty of this system is that it requires no electricity or plumbing,which
makes it perfect for an isolated cabin or other hideaway.
This natural Boulder
is bigger than it appears. It weighs about 1,100 pounds and needed a Tractor
to move it here. Its sheltered woodland location is preferred by reclusive
Birds which are hesitant to visit less sheltered Bird Baths.
If you're a Super Cheapskate,
you can just punch a hole in the jug with a nail to create a drip.