Friday, November 11, 2011

Suet Recipe....

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

Step 1:
Mix all ingredients together.

Step 2:
Place mixed ingredients in suet mold or any mold you would like to use. One batch  makes (3) 4x4 cakes.

Step 3:
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?


Christine said...

THIS...I'm going to try!

Paula said...

You are nice to feed the birds and it's got to be fun to watch them.

Jane Doe said...

We made suet once, and before we could get it to the birds, Buster ate it. I'll have to try this recipe and then be sure to keep it away from Buster!

corners of my life said...

What a thoughtful husband you have. Put that on the list of the "reasons you love him".

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