Thursday, December 22, 2011

Baby it's Cold Outside

This winter, don't forget about the birds. We keep seed out all year in the feeders, but in the colder months when insects are in diapause, birds that don't go south need some fat. For the Holidays, I'm going to make a homemade suet feeder out of fat, cornmeal, and a pine cone like this:
photo by Chloe Tuttle
Next year, I hope to be repaid with less insects in my garden!


  1. What kind of fat? We eat so little fatty meat these days that I don't have any regular, say, bacon drippings, to add to the fat. Would lard work? And, can you add seeds?

  2. yes, lard definitely works, I don't have enough fat around either. And you can add seeds, corn meal, and maybe peanut butter if you are so inclined. The insect-eating birds that are hanging around for winter will love you, and hopefully repay you with less insects in your yard and garden next year.