Most of us tend to make it through the nicer parts of the year without really having to worry about where our next meal comes from. It seems so simple for us to go down to the grocery store and pick up exactly what we need off of the shelf. The same is also true when it comes to the winter of the year, which used to be difficult but today, it is quite simple to find the food we need.
If you are somebody that wants to care for others, especially those who are unable to care for themselves, this is a DIY project you will want to consider. Not only is it capable of feeding hundreds or perhaps even thousands of birds, it is very simple to make and is rather beautiful when it is hanging in a tree outside.
The recipe is for a birdseed wreath and you can really make it as large or small as you desire. The fact of the matter is, it is a simple way for you to really make a difference in a birds life. Follow the step-by-step instructions and before you know it, you will be hanging one of these items in the tree outside of the window. You’ll find that it not only feeds the birds in your area, it also provides you with a unique opportunity to see all of the birds that may be visiting. Some will be there on a daily basis but others may only be passing through.
Birdwatching is a lot of fun and sometimes, you just need a little bait to attract them to the area. Why not try making this unique birdfeeder today? You will find that it provides hours of entertainment and helps to feed the birds at the same time.
1 1/2 cups Suet, melted & strained
6-cup Bundt pan
4 cups Wild birdseed
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
Large plastic spoon
Cut 1 pound of suet into small chunks and heat in a saucepan until it melts.
Once it is melted, strain it through the cheesecloth and allow it to harden to a solid. Once it has, repeat the process again, melt and then strain. Once you have strained it twice measure out 1 1/2 cups of the melted suet and set it aside.
Put your fresh cranberries along the bottom of your Bundt pan and set aside.
Combine your birdseed, dried cranberries and peanuts in a large bowl, mixing them thoroughly. Add in your melted suet and mix it through.
Use a large spoon to scoop the mixture into your Bundt pan, pressing down on it firmly.
Place it in the freezer overnight to harden.
The next day, pull it out of the freezer and allow it to sit at room temperature for ten minutes before trying to take it out of the mold.
Use a wide ribbon to hang it up outside when the temperature is around freezing. Keep the wreath out of direct sunlight so that it doesn’t melt.
The birds will love it and it will definitely liven up your yard this winter!
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