Tuesday, January 5, 2010

One for the birds

Another snow filled day here in my neck of the woods. The kids got a day off from school due to snow. They just return yesterday from Christmas break. The birds really seem to be enjoying my homemade suet.

I do enjoy watching the winter birds in our neighborhood. I thought I'd share the recipe for suet with you.

Suet for the Birds

1 cup of crunchy peanut butter
1 cup of lard(shortening)
2 cups of old fashioned oats
2 cups of cornmeal
1 cup of flour
1/3 cup of sugar

Melt peanut butter and lard together. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into square freezer containers until about 1 1/2 inch thick. Refrgerate until completely cooled. Remove form container and put in suet holder.

The birds will really go after this. We've had red headed wood peckers, downy wood peckers, a tit mouse and lots of starlings and sparrows at our feeders so far.

I am pleased to share this post as part of the following event:
Do It Yourself Day is hosted by A Soft Place to Land.


  1. Thank you for the recipe! I was just saying to day that we needed to get some suet for the birds...our town is covered in snow and I feel so sorry for them!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this. I just told my husband today that the birds need fed in winter more than they do in the summer time. I think I will make this tomorrow and maybe add some raisins and cranberries.

  3. Thanks so much!!! I am going to make this with my kids today.


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