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January 17, 2013

Backyard Birding

If you find yourself looking for a fun family project to pass the time this winter, think about feeding the birds.  Take a little time to learn about what birds are feeding in your backyard and make them a little snack.   We hang tasty ornaments of all kinds to our clothesline and visible shrubs around the yard, pine cones painted in birdseed goop or we enjoy drying, tying up orange slices and running them through unsalted butter to add to our dogwood shrub or willow tree.

If you find yourself looking for a fun family project to pass the time this winter, think about feeding the birds.  Take a little time to learn about what birds are feeding in your backyard and make them a little snack.   We hang tasty ornaments of all kinds to our clothesline and visible shrubs around the yard, pine cones painted in birdseed goop or we enjoy drying, tying up orange slices and running them through unsalted butter to add to our dogwood shrub or willow tree.

Try these yummy treats for an easy introduction to feeding your feathered friends.

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup birdseed or peanut hearts
  • Water

Mix all the ingredients (except the water) in a large bowl. Add water slowly until the mixture is workable, then form into 1-inch balls and serve on a tray feeder or spear onto a stick..

 

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