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Old 12-10-2016, 05:14 PM   #1
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A little cold outside so I decided to let the chickadees come in for a snack.
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What are you offering them?
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That is really cute. I was wondering what they are eating also
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Parmesan noodles?
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Its a suet mix. peanut butter, flour, oats, lard, cornmeal. I melt the lard and the peanut butter and then add the other stuff. When set in a shallow container, I use an old pen (removing everything to make a tube) and poke it into the mix until it is nearly full. Then I push it out with a dowel, about a 1/4 inch, and cut it off as shown in the picture. Continue pushing and cutting.
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Wow your'e ambitious! How on earth do you find the time.
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Great idea, Kildale! I have beef suet coming from the farm this month. I usually just put it out in chunks but maybe I'll melt some down this time and try your idea. Nice of you to let the little ones in from the cold for their snack
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I was thinking you could probably pour hot bacon grease over dry bread and do the same once it sets in the fridge .
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I have a lot of recipes but this one works well also to push into holes in logs etc. for the woodpeckers and a few other birds that can hang on.
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I was thinking you could probably pour hot bacon grease over dry bread and do the same once it sets in the fridge .
Back in the day, when the kids were home, we used to eat a fair amount of bacon. I did save the grease in the freezer until I had enough to use for feeding the birds. I mixed it with bird seed and/or peanut butter and spread it on tree trunks, etc.
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