This winter is a winter to remember all across the states
Oh, did I say Snow!!!
I went walking in the park with my husband the other day and
the big ol' lake is all frozen over...
Not frozen enough to walk or skate on but look at this beautiful shot I took with my cell phone....
Now to me this looks so peaceful...
Like the world is taking a break and
everything is at rest...
Hibernation that is the word I am looking for...
1 pound suet
2 cups oats
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup thistle seed
½ cup crushed nuts
Bring suet to room temperature. Mix all ingredients together and place in suet holder. Hang in back yard on a branch, away from the house. Store excess in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Homemade Organic Bird Food Recipe
1 cup organic peanut butter
1 cup organic seed mix
1 cup organic oats
6 large pine cones
String, twine or ribbon
Things You'll Need to make this:
2 Cups cornmeal or stale dry cereal
2-3 Cups wild bird seed
Raisins or chopped nuts
One 9x13 pan or several smaller pans
Foil or plastic wrap
String or twine
1. Measure the peanut butter into the saucepan.
Place it over medium heat
and stir continually until the peanut butter
is completely melted.
2. Crush cereal into crumbs using a food processor,
blender or rolling pin if you are using cereal for the bird food.
Add the cereal (or cornmeal) to the peanut butter.
Stir well until completely coated
3. Add warm water one tablespoon at a time,
stirring after each spoonful. Only add enough to
create a stiff dough. Add bird seed and raisins,
nuts or any combination of same,
stirring thoroughly again.
4. Place mixture into pan (or pans) and pack in well.
Cover the pan with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
5. Slice into pieces that you can tie string or twine around,
and hang them from trees or other bird-friendly places in your yard.
I hope you will try one of these with your little ones or even just you make some and
set outside for all the friends with wings....
Sit at your window and see how many different birds come visit your feeder...
you will be the hottest restaurant around with your homemade goodness...