Birds need to be remembered during the winter as food becomes harder to find. This bird feeder will make them very happy! Warm your heart and feed the birds.
Hang these on the most remote branches possible in order to foil the squirrels. Squirrels can’t seem to hang on to these.
Grapefruit Bird Feeder Baskets
What you will need:
3/4 cup suet, softened
1 cup bird seed
Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.
Slice the grapefruit in half and scoop out the juice and pulp.
Make a hole in the rind below the cut, on three sides for the string. Make the holes as equidistant as possible.
Place the grapefruit slices in the oven for 3 to 4 hours until firm and dry.
(You can also use the microwave for 6 minutes on the lowest setting. Monitor the progress.)
Attach the string. The longer the string, the more unstable for the squirrels this will be. Birds seem to be able to balance on moving objects.
Mix suet with the bird seed. Suet is nothing more than animal fat that has been melted down. You can use lard or ask the butcher for trimmings and boil down to liquid.
Generously fill each half with the suet and bird seed mixture.
My daughter in Florida has an orange tree in her backyard and she and my grandsons are making these this Christmas for their birds. They have the most beautiful, red cardinals to watch.
Hang up the gifts to the birds. If you have a tree near a window, hang them where you can watch them eat.
Happy Holidays to the Birds!
I would be happy to help you find a home with trees to you can hang bird feeders.
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