Making bird feeders is not just a Christmas thing! Apparently the birds benefit if you put food out for them all year round. Apart from anything else, they learn that your garden is the place to go if they are feeling peckish.
Boy 2 likes birds and I like the warm fuzziness that comes with being kind to animals.
These bird feeders are good ones to make in the winter. The bird cakes are made with lard, which stays firm when it’s cold out. If you hang them out in warmer weather, you might end up with a sticky bird seedy mess all over your garden.
The garland bird feeders are a lovely natural way to decorate your garden for Christmas!
How to Make Bird Feeders
It needs to be sticky. If there is not enough bird seed, the cakes will be squishy and fall apart.
3. Dollop half the lard bird seed mixture into the paper cake cases so that they are half full.
7. Pop the cakes in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.
This is my last post of 2014, so Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!