Everyone knows the usual T-post feeder, but why not take it to the next level with a redneck T-post feeder? With just an old recycled T-post, this feeder can spoon-feed birds, squirrels, and other wildlife. Building a redneck T-post feeder is effortless and gives you a purpose for that long forgotten post you have tucked away in the attic. Here are the instructions for how to craft your own.
For this project, you’ll need an out-of-use T-post. Can’t find one? Stop by your local hardware store – they’ll probably have what you need. Next, clean off the post with a wire brush or a power washer. Then take a saw and saw the T-post in two.
With your pair of T-post sections prepared, let’s start fashioning the feeder. To get going, you’ll need to create a hole through the heart of each component. This opening will then be used to secure the two halves together.
Now that you have bored out the necessary holes, it is time to fasten the two sides of the T-post. For this, you will need a strand of rope or string. Start by guiding the rope or twine through the holes of both sections of the T-post. Afterwards, tie them firmly together using the classic square knot.
Now that the sections of the T-post are connected, it’s time to assemble the feeder elements. The initial step is to place a perch on the T-post. You can easily achieve this by binding a length of rope or twine around the top of the post. Make sure you level out the perch and make sure it doesn’t sit too near to the border of the T-post.
To complete the feeder setup, you’ll need to secure a food dish to one of the T-posts. A pie plate or small bowl will fit the bill nicely – all you need is a length of twine or rope and you’re all set! Attach your chosen dish to one of the T-posts and you’re ready to start feeding.
Now that the feeder is ready for use, it’s time to fill the dish with an abundance of food and to hang it from a tree or other suitable fixture. The redneck T-post feeder is a wonderfully sustainable solution that can put an old T-post to repurposeful use while also furnishing nourishment to birds, chipmunks, and other small critters.
Post time: 2023-06-25