Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thrifty Thursday-Bird Buffet

We stopped buying birdseed long ago.
It is one of those things that is now considered a luxury,
and it doesn't fit in the budget.

One thing we do to provide for nature
is to use native plants in the landscape
that have berries or attract insects that birds might like.
Here's another idea that may attract birds to your yard.
It's also a great homeschool project!

This recipe was found in

Homemade Suet
1/3 loaf stale dry bread
1 can fruit cocktail
1/2 C peanut butter

In food processor, break down bread,
along with fruit cocktail.
Mix with peanut butter in large bowl.
Place in mesh bags and hang in trees.

I didn't have fruit cocktail, so I used some pineapple
that needed to be used up.
Instead of mesh bags, I cut up an oatmeal box
and hung it up with fishing string.

Bon Apetit birdies!

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  1. Looks like fun. Did the birds like it?

  2. Bird food is ridiculously expensive, isn't it? Great idea!!!

    1. It is! Nice to see you here! Enjoy your weekend, Staci!

  3. Great ideas for feeding the birds. I agree that buying seed so often feels like an extra. I just started a new blog hop, and would love you to join!


  4. Neat idea for the birdies...Thanks for sharing on the Farmgirl Friday blog hop!

    1. My pleasure. Love going there for new ideas!

  5. Very nice. I will keep this recipe handy when I have food that needs used up. Thanks for sharing at repurposed ideas weekly.

    1. You're more than welcome. Congrats on being featured today on the Homestead Barn Hop!


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