Taking care of the wild birds is one of the primary goals of the farm I own with my husband. One way we do that is by providing lots of birdseed in the winter. A tasty treat for birds this time of year and one that is especially enjoyed by birds like nuthatches and woodpeckers is suet. This year, we decided to make our own. It’s easy and vegetarian too!
Goldfinch Farm Suet
- 3 1/2 cups of wild bird seed
- 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups of vegetable shortening
- 1 cup of peanut butter or a nut butter you have on hand
- handful or almonds or other nuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup of cornmeal
- Melt coconut oil, peanut butter, and shortening together in the microwave and set aside
- In another bowl mix birdseed, cornmeal, and almonds and stir.
- Add the melted mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until all incorporated.
- Use an plastic container and press the suet mixture into the bottom. Be sure to compact it as much as possible. I like to use plastic containers like these.
- Freeze or set outside to allow to harden.
- Once the suet is hard, hang in suet basket in trees for the birds. You can find suet basket here.
Watch my tutorial of the suet recipe on FACEBOOOK!
Watch the birds at our farm enjoying the suet on FACEBOOK too!
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