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Feeding the birds

#1 User is offline   debra99 

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:47 AM

Dabba - here is my favorite recipe - it has the most goodies in it so many birds seem to like it.

1 lb. lard
1 C peanut butter
1/2 c raisins
2 c mixed bird seed, sunflower seeds
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c Oats
1 1/2 c Corn Meal
Chopped apple may be added

Melt lard and peanut butter in a large bowl in the microwave. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add more oats to make a stiff "dough" if needed.

Press into a foil lined 9x13 pan and refrigerate. When hardened, cut into squares. (I then wrap each square in foil and freeze.)
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:40 PM

Debra - this sounds interesting and would be a great project for kids. What do you do with the final treat? Do you just put it on the ground or hang it somehow from a tree? Thanks for the recipe.
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:08 PM

tobe - I cut it into squares to fit the feeders - the wire box hangers (sold where the commercial bird food is sold.) If you have not seen them, these have hooks so that you can hang them on the fence or a tree. Mine is pretty neat as it is designed for woodpeckers, there is a long board on the bottom for them to balance their tails.
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

Thanks Debra...going to make this when it gets colder.
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