Remember how I whined about
everything not having birds come to the suet feeder? And then they did, like immediately after I blogged my complaints.
I’m back to whine some more
“Oh, we’re so surprised,” said no one.
After those piggy birds ate up the last round of suet,
the tightwad in me I decided to try making it myself.
I melted about a pound of Crisco.
Tossed in about a cup of
really old leftover high quality polenta (rather than corn meal cuz it’s what we had and I am not making a special trip to the store yet just for birds!).I melted it all together and added about a cup of peanut butter (hey, measurements are rough-this is not a souffle, people!) to the pan and then a handful of sunflower seeds.
Then I spread the whole thing out over waxed paper in a 9×13 pan and put it in the fridge.
Once it set up, I cut it into square
ish shapes and wrapped those somewhat crumbly messes in waxed paper to keep in the fridge while I whined enough to get the Hubs back on the ladder to put the suet up the next week.
Again, the bird brains are not eating.
I do and do and do for them and this is the thanks I get. Geesh.
Have you ever made suet at home? Did the birds like it?