Monday, January 11, 2010

Homemade Suet.

I help the birds by making homemade suet and the birds really seem to enjoy it.
And I love watching them fight over it. I thought I'd share the recipe for my suet with you.

Suet for the Birds

1 cup of crunchy peanut butter
1 cup of lard(shortening)
2 cups of old fashioned oats
2 cups of cornmeal
1 cup of flour
1/3 cup of sugar

Melt peanut butter and lard together. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into square freezer containers until about 1 1/2 inch thick. Refrgerate until completely cooled. Remove form container and put in suet holder.

The birds will really go after this. We've had red headed wood peckers, downy wood peckers, a tit mouse and lots of starlings and sparrows and even nuthatches at our suet feeders so far.


gin said...

thanks for the recipe. That sure is a big bird on your feeder!!

Melinda Cornish said...

great recipe...suet can be hard to find at times......

Kerry said...

I'll definately be giving that recipe a try - thanks:-)

Yarni Gras! said...

oh wow! Thanks for this looks easy enough for me to give it a go!

Jeanne said...

Thanx for sharing the recipe. :0)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your feeders are very popular. Thanks for the recipe.