Around 15 years ago, while in my home country of Australia, I was reading an arts and crafts book – Simple Bead & Mosaic – where I saw the most beautiful pictures and instructions on how to make a knitted hemp curtain. The visuals stayed with me for many years, resulting in knitting my hemp twine curtains always on my list of things to do.
During the cold winter months upstate NY, where I spend weekends with my family, when the land is covered in snow it can be extremely difficult for ground birds to find food. If the snow lasts a long time, birds can die. Also, insect abundance decreases during the winter so birds that rely on this as a source of food may also struggle.