Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Home Made Bird Feeders & Recipe

                                               Homemade Bird Feeders

Lets face it who doesn't like to watch birds?
Purchase some empty cages from The Warehouse or somewhere similar,  or you could make make some

Next, mix up some homemade Bird Cakes with the following recipe:

Tried and True Recipe

1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 cups quick oats
2 cups cornmeal
1 cup lard/fat or shortening
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar

Mix lard and peanut butter in microwave or stove top. 
Stir in remaining ingredients. 
Pour into square containers and store in freezer. 

 Makes 6-8 cakes.

I had some cracked corn and seeds that I pressed into the front of each cake for better visual appeal.

My first batch I pressed into a 9 x 13 pan and cut to size. 

Afterwards, I discovered that it's much easier to find some tupperware containers the size you need and press into the bottom of those.

Give as a gift to another Bird Watcher

I printed copies of the recipe and wrapped with the filled cages.

Both clean cellophane and large clear goodie bags work. 

The cellophane looks prettier, since a lot gathers at the top. 

The bags are much easier. 

Top off with some pretty ribbon.

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