For a while I've been taking note that my reserve of cut wood (that I prepared last November) was starting to run fairly low. This week-end, I was able to replenish the wood bins; I got some untreated pine slats at Home Depot (three different kinds) and was able to use my friend Crystal's equipment to cut and drill.
As I had piled up quite a few empty skewers, the first thing I did with this new freshly cut wood was fill those skewers up!
These are really the easiest toys ever to make. Granted, they aren't very original, but the birds don't seem to care about that and simply love having fairly thin and snappy pine slats to dig in!