Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cooking Is For The Birds

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making and hanging peanut butter bird seed pine cone ornaments on Saint Tim's grandparent's trees along the Prairie Path in his hometown. This year I mailed some ornaments for City Boy and Janbaby to hang and made a few for our birds here.

I hung them on Christmas Day during the unseasonably warm and sunny afternoon. Yesterday dawned cold and rainy and the birds were glad to see them in the lilac bush near the feeder...and safely away from Betsy.

The cardinals feed early. I hear them start pipping away before the sun rises.

Then the little birds.

"Thans fo the bir seed anth peanut buther."

You're welcome!


Susan said...

Tho, I'm athuming (sorry) - that this particular ornament involves: a pinecone that is rolled(?) in peanut butter (crunchy? creamy?) and then in birdseed? My birds would love them! As would, I am afraid, the dreaded squirrels.

Lori Skoog said...

Well, we got some snow today....and it's only around 18 degrees. So much for out green grass.

The birds must be very happy with your treats.

small farm girl said...

And how are these made?

Mary Ann said...

Recipe???? They look so happy!

Sheepmom said...

I agree with Small Farm Girl. We need a tutorial post to show the steps to make these. Know a source of pinecones for fir-less people other than the dreaded cinnamon ones at Hobby Lobby?

Lucky birds! And they get leftover yarn bits on the branches come spring.

Dreaming said...

Oh, what a good idea! I haven't thought about this particular birdy treat for years! As I sit and notice that the birds have emptied the feeder.... perhaps I need to go hunting for some pinecones!

Christine said...

LOL, I used to make those all the time when I was a kid.

Alice said...

Yummy treat in almost any weather for birds, squirrels, and adventurous raccoons :-)

Terry and Linda said...

I'm sorry about your loss of your inside house cat. Life is just too short for our furry friends. I wish they could live with us for our whole lives, but it isn't meant to be. I guess that way we get to have more and meet more furry animals. Still it is just way, way sad.


farmlady said...

I love feeding the birds outside. this would be fun to make. Is it just a pinecone with peanut butter and birdseed in it? I will try one.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Gayle said...

I need to remember to do this in the summer. The peanut butter would be rock hard right now.


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