Tony makes suet for the birds in the fall and winter. We are bird lovers and Tony has been working on training the chickadee's to eat from his hand. It is pretty amazing! A bird book sits by our back window, with binoculars close by....just in case that rare bird visits the feeder. It really is fun to see what birds migrate through our area and what birds stay through the winter.
Suet cakes provide a high protein and fat diet, which the birds need to help them sustain the winter elements.
1 cup Peanut butter
1 cup shortening
1 cup flour
3 cup cornmeal
1 cup birdseed
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Mix all ingredients together.
Place mixed ingredients in suet mold or any mold you would like to use. One batch makes (3) 4x4 cakes.
Place outside for birds to enjoy.
Tony usually doubles the recipe and stores the extra cakes in the fridge.
Right now we are enjoying wood peckers, chickadee's, blue jays, cardinals, and an occasional squirrel. What birds are visiting your yard as they prepare for colder weather?