Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wacky Wednesdays Are For The Birds!
I certainly can't take credit for this awesome picture though I wish that I could. A girlfriend sent it to me and isn't it cool?
I've been so slammed in my catering business that this is all I've got today. Hey, I'm not complaining. I couldn't ask for more!! I love to stay busy and of course the payola is a huge plus.
But, I do make my own bird food because I love to see my feathered friends all around my yard. This recipe is so easy and makes quite a bit so it lasts for awhile. We have many birdhouses and feeders around our yard. We've been spying nests being made and getting ready for eggs and courting dances of male birds trying to impress the ladies with their mating rituals. Boy, they really put themselves out there sometimes, don't they? Of course, most of the ladies play it coy, cool and hard to get!
Try this wonderful wild bird food...........the birds around your house will love it!!
****2 pounds lard, 2 cups flour
36 oz jar peanut butter, 2 cups cornmeal
8 cups wild bird seed mix
Melt ingredients together. Once it's cool but still liquid, pour into loaf pan lined with plastic wrap. Leave enough plastic wrap around the edges to fold back on itself. When it's solid, put it in the freezer to use as needed. I just peel back the plastic wrap, cut off a piece and put into mesh bags or wire feeders. Sit back and watch the rainbow of colors that will flock to your bird feeders for this tasty treat.
The beautiful birds that will visit for this treat will brighten your day with their brilliant colors and thrilling song. Sometimes the singing around here sounds like a musical festival and I love being enveloped in the birds' uplifting melodies.
******"Birds fly over the rainbow why oh why can't I"*******
~~~~~Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz~~~~~