Thursday, April 7, 2011


We are finally feeling like spring is really here. I've been noticing the daffodils in my neighbor's yard and we have tulips coming up! So, to get into the springtime spirit we made some birdseed feeders to hang around the yard. And they have an Easter theme to make them extra Spring-y. Here's the very quick and easy instructions: Mix together: 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup water 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin 3 Tbsp corn syrup Then, to this mixture add: 4 cups of birdseed Mix this up thoroughly. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Then, spray the insides of some cute cookie cutters with non-stick spray and fill them up with the birdseed mixture. Be sure to pack it in really tight. I used a bamboo skewer to make the hole a little ways down from the top. Allow them to dry overnight. Add some twine for hanging. And viola! A lovely spring present for the little birdies. Of course, it rained all day today, so our birdies will be getting their presents tomorrow. I'm curious to see how many of our birdie presents are stolen by the crazy squirrels.

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