from the 2010 archives…We spent an entire afternoon Saturday making treats for the birds – and the bird lovers we know. Nana came across a really neat recipe for birdseed wreaths. I was especially excited about it because it is peanut free for our crew.
The simple instructions are by Stephanie Lynn: How to Make a Homemade Birdseed Wreath
Earlier in the day we’d popped in the Your Backyard DVD and watched the bonus feature on how to make a suet feeder (plus we enjoyed the bird video set to Amazing Grace). Remember the mimosa trees I mentioned in my Weeds, Seeds post? And the wheel bugs we saw hatching on the mimosa leaves? Well, one of the backyard mimosas died. Some type of creature got to it. Maybe the wheel bugs. Gnawed on it’s trunk.
Great instructions on the Your Backyard DVD.
Then, we made homemade suet from the recipe Bubba posted on his blog, My Backyard. We used Sunbutter and decided we’d roll the suet into balls. I froze them on a cookie sheet and then moved them to a freezer bag. Then we can just pop one in a hole as needed.
P.S. You can read my review of Your Backyard over on The Curriculum Choice. We’re excited that Crowe’s Nest Media also has a brand new Your Backyard DVD, The Life and Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly. Click here to view the trailer!
Here’s one more fun idea: Bird Feeders with Toilet Paper rolls