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BIRD FOOD

Do you enjoy feeding birds?  Here's are some tips and recipes that are healthy for our feathered friends

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Humming Bird Nectar

  • 4 cups of water to a boil.

  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar.

  • 1/4 cup of mealworms (blended)

Stir well until the sugar is dissolved.

Boil this mixture for 2 minutes to help prevent it from spoiling too rapidly.

Allow to thoroughly cool.

Pour into clean hummingbird feeders.

Did you know you can blend a teaspoon of mealworms per cup of sugar water?  It gives them extra protein for their long journeys. Blend 1/4 cup of mealworms with your sugar.

Nectar can be refrigerated.

Feeders need to be changed every other day.

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Song Bird's Suet Cakes

Enough for 3 cakes (double or triple recipe if you want several cakes)

  • 1/2 cup of sun flower seeds

  • 1/2 cup of raisins

  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter

  • ¾ cup of oatmeal

  • 1 1/4 cups of corn meal

  • 1 ¼ cups of flour

  • 1/2 tsp of salt

  • ½ cup of lard

Melt the lard in the microwave in 30 second bursts until it is completely liquified. (Lard can catch on fire it it develops a hot spot.)

Gently add water as needed. You want this to be a cookie dough consistency.

Add remaining ingredients.

Place in containers, freezer bags or a covered cookie sheet then freeze until hard. 

When ready to use remove any plastics and place outside.

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Recipe

More to come

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