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Pine-Cone Bird Feeder

pine cone feeder

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3/4 cup birdseed
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • bits of dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup lard
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • pine cones
  • string or wire
  • sunflower seeds

WHAT YOU DO

  1. Attach wire or string to the top of a pine cone to make a hanger.
  2. Melt the lard and peanut butter together. Then stir in the birdseed and cornmeal. Let cool.
  3. Spread the winter bird mix between the scales of the pine cone.
  4. Decorate the pine cone with bits of dried fruit and sunflower seeds.
  5. Chill the pine cone in the refrigerator to harden.
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