The birds could use a bit of help right now in finding some food. Suet is always a good choice. Here is an easy recipe for suet. Although it is a no-melt recipe, good for summer time use, it is still applicable now. It is easy, fun and it is a good activity to do with the kids.
- In a large pan, melt 1 cup suet or lard and 1 cup crunchy peanut butter.
- Take it off the stove.
- Stir in: 2 cups "quick cook" oats, 2 cups cornmeal, and 1 cup white flour.
- If it seems runny, add more flour.
- Fill small plastic margarine containers about 1/2 full, cover, then freeze.
- Remove from the suet from the containers; wrap, keep in freezer until needed.
- Place in a suet basket or on a platform feeder and watch your birds eat it up!
- Buy the most inexpensive peanut butter available.
- You can add raisins, craisins, nuts, and defrosted frozen vegetables also to the batter.
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