February 23, 2021 at 11:40 am Reply
Kids made them on Christmas and a little creature found it. Perhaps, it has been a long time that they’ve discovered the feeders but only noticed it few days ago.February 25, 2021 at 9:01 am ReplyNate from N&GPrivate messageGreen Thumb (moderator)
Wow that’s a great shot, @nico-grace! At first I didn’t see the robin but then wow, it’s so fun to see it peering at the seeds!
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“Winter is when warm words are needed most”February 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm Replyluis_prPrivate messageExpert gardener
Must be too early in the morning for me. What is holding these things up in the air? It is not clear from the picture. I see a string… attached to the suet somehow???. Are the suets encased in plastic or ???February 27, 2021 at 7:44 pm Reply
Their grandmother had kept empty toilet roll cartons. She spread some fat left over from cooking (I think it was pork fat or goose fat or something) on the rolls and then sprinkled seeds all over it. Fats made the carton waterproof and that’s what makes it a bit shiny I guess. The kids loved making it with her together!February 27, 2021 at 8:50 pm Replyluis_prPrivate messageExpert gardener
Oh, that reminded me that I have a recipe for making suet somewhere!March 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm Reply
I checked with my Ma, what she used was just the fat that was left behind from roasting geese in the oven. I told her it was a brilliant idea since it was way better to let the birds eat it than to clog up the drains!
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