If someone says to me, "Your cooking's for the birds" they might not be too far off.
I popped over to a fun blog called http://proseccoandpolkadots.blogspot.ca/, who just happens to be my friend, Susan and her daughter's new creation, and Susan gave us a great recipe for bird suet. So, because I have the time and I'm cheap...cheep, cheep, cheep...I'm giving it a go.
First, I picked up all the seeds and peanuts from The Wool Growers in our town.
Love that place.
The rest I had at home.
After following Sue's directions, I had enough suet made for a month.
And...it's much better than the commercial stuff.
Her recipe made three muffin trays full.
Once frozen, I'll pop them into sandwich bags and bring them out to the property as I need them.
I realized this week that Blue-jays can really pack it away. They absolutely gorge. And the numbers of chickadees and sparrows are increasing so this should help a bit.
Apparently, Wood-peckers love suet so let's see if this entices those beautiful birds this coming week.
Am I lucky or what to have such gorgeous company while I 'cook'.