Sunday, December 13, 2009

Always one of the hits of the winter season is the day we start making pine cone birdfeeders, not only for the kids, but for the birds. It wasn't 5 minutes after we hung these outside - they were covered in birds. We will continue to make up the mix through the winter, and as long as we have pinecones you are welcome to stop in and make one with us.

Flower Tree mix:
1 part crunchy peanut butter
1 part cornmeal
1 part crisco

Heat it all up together in the microwave until you can stir it all together real well.

Have a large enough bowl ready to roll your pinecones in - fill it with birdseed.

Tie a long string to the end of your pinecone before starting

Place your hand inside a plastic bag (we like the ones from the produce area- recycle them)

Grab the pinecone with the other hand and using your plastic "gloved" hand - blot the peanut butter mixture all over it, not too heavy, just enough so that the seed will stick to it.

Roll in peanut butter coated pinecone in birdseed
Hang it up outside!!! and watch the birds flock to it.




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