Don't Forget the Birds!
As winter approaches we need to think about our feathered friends that stay around through the cold weather.
Many of the berried shrubs like Callicarpa and Ilex, and trees such as the beautiful crab apples will provide good food sources for the birds through the winter.
It's also fun to create your own nutritious bird treats.
The Viettes have a great recipe for a high protein bird snack.
2 cups water
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
4 cups crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup millet
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- Boil water with butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Add oatmeal and raisins and cook for one minute.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Shape into balls, put into mesh bags, and hang from trees or spread directly on tree branches or coat pine cones.
The birds will thank you!!!