Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cold temps equal suet balls

This morning, I dug out what was left of our packaged lard and whipped up some suet for the birds. It's our first batch of the season. I shared the recipe I use a few years ago in a post, "Suet day." But here it is again:

Charlotte's No-Melt Suet

1/2 cup lard
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup cornmeal

Melt lard and peanut butter in a glass container on low in the microwave oven. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill in refrigerator until firm-ish. Form into balls. Refrigerate leftovers.


Carrie said...

Do you ever add seed to that mix? And if so, have you noticed which bird species prefer which suet balls? :-)

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

No, I don't add seed. Our woodpeckers love this stuff. So do cardinals, titmice and chickadees (our usual customers). I'll watch out for other species and let you know.

Marilyn Kircus said...

I also have rubbed this into tree bark- the woodpeckers and kinglets like it that way - and filled long-leaf pine cones with it, then hung them upside down - using a little eye screw to attach them. House sparrows taught themselves to hover to eat from the cones.

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