The cooler weather is approaching, probably more rapidly than we will admit. So far the beginning of November has been amazing with temperatures well into the mid teens in the afternoons. But to be prepared for the temperature changes it’s time to start making my homemade suet for the feeders.
My favourite recipe for all season suet came from our favourite bird store, The Birdhouse in Wooler, Ontario. It uses cornmeal, peanut butter, oatmeal, flour, sugar, and lard. Check out the recipe for the correct amounts. Once made I put some of it into the coconut feeders.
Last year I made a suet feeder from a birch log. Holes were drilled into it and then filled with the suet.The birds loved it, especially the chickadees and woodpeckers.
I also use a similar bird cake recipe. This goes into square molds to make bird cakes for the basket feeders.
I use either recipe to make muffins for the birds too. Just press the mixture into muffin tins and freeze for a little while. They fit nicely into the coil feeder and this attracts lots of birds.
The birds just love the all season suet and won’t touch the store bought varieties anymore.
A great little projects for the kids and grandkids is to take the suet mix and put it all over a pinecone. It makes a great little feeder without going to the expense of buying a special feeder for the suet.
Have a look at some more of my lens friends photos.