Thursday, November 12, 2020

DIY Suet Feeder


Shortly after we moved up to North Carolina,
we rented a house with a great yard for bird watching.
These suet feeders were made out of the branches that were found
on the property.
They took only minutes to create using a paddle drill bit and some string.
We've been using them for a few years now,
but I wanted to find a way to improve them.
 Our original version of these suet feeders can be found here.

After thinking about it for a week or so
and noticing some scrap wood pieces in the garage,
an idea came together.

I fashioned a reservoir by screwing two pieces alongside
another piece, creating a long trough.
I used pilot holes to prevent the wood from cracking.

The bottom pieces were all flush.

 A length of wire was pushed through the sides
and looped around with a twist at the top.
It was filled with our own homemade suet.
You can find the easy recipe here.

The main purpose for the new feeders
was so that they didn't have to be filled quite as often.
So far, so good.
The birds have been enjoying the goodies
and entertaining us too.
With just a few scraps and a little time,
they should be pleased with the extra cold weather calories.


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