Connie always enjoyed feeding the birds in the yard, but she could never find a mix that did not contain fillers that weren't eaten by the birds. She tested various combinations of seed until she came up with a mix that all seed eating birds devoured. It was such a good mix that she opened a store to sell it to everyone.
Along with the seed she decided to sell feeders and nest boxes and opened The Birdhouse in a converted calf barn in 1993. After 7 years the store was moved to the present location in downtown Wooler.
That mix that started it all? It's called The Right Stuff and it outsells all other mixes on the shelves.