|With our temps dipping into the minus 's the last few days
the poor birds are scratching for food more than ever. I thought this
was a good idea.
This came from Garden Gate magazine.
Pine cone bird feeder
This is a great afternoon project for you or the kids � and the birds will appreciate it, too!
1 cup suet
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup corn meal
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup wild birdseed mix (to coat outside of cone)
|First, you�ll need to stir up a suet mixture. Suet is
hard beef or mutton fat. Ask for it at the supermarket meat counter.
To mix the suet, you must first melt it. Cut or grind it into small
pieces, and heat it over low heat (or in a double boiler). As the fat
melts, stir it until it�s mostly liquid. Strain the liquid into another
container to cool a bit, and then it�s ready to mix. (If you don�t use
it all right away, save the leftovers in the refrigerator to feed the
birds later. It will solidify again as it cools.)