Monday, January 11, 2010
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.