Homemade Bird Feeders

My husband surprised me the other morning by making a big breakfast: eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast… yum yum.  Anyway, we had some bacon grease left over.  Hubby mixed it with some bird seed to make a kind of suet cake for the blue jays.  Apparently they love the stuff!  Once you mix the grease with the bird seed, put it in the freezer to set.  With regards to the amounts, it really depends on how much grease you have.  You want to mix enough in so all the bird seed is coated, but not too much so it’s soupy.

Hubs did put a string in, so you can hang it from a tree.  However, he found a suet feeder on sale at Canadian Tire, so you could either hang it from the tree, or put it in the feeder.

We’ve also got other feeders out on the back deck.  David is really going to enjoy watching the birds this winter!


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