feathered & furry tailed friends for Christmas this year?
if so, this is for you (sean trahan).
i came across a recipe to make these cute little acorn (squirrel proof) bird feeders here
plus, i couldn't see where the birds would be able to land to get to it.
so....i came up with my own version, that had an extra ingredient and
could be stuck onto my existing squirrel feeder.
sure, it's not a cute little acorn, but i don't think i'm gonna get any
complaints from my hungry recipients.
this is what you need to make 2 blocks.
pour in 1 packet of unflavored gelatin...don't stir, just let it sit for
2 minutes. it will look like this.
the original recipe didn't have corn meal in it, but since i normally put out
cornmeal blocks for the squirrels i decided to add it in.
fill them up to the brim with the mixture, packing it in tight as you go.
if you want to hang it on a branch, then make a small hole in the bottom of the cup and string
some jute rope through it and pack the mixture around it leaving enough at both ends to make
a loop for hanging, and a knot for the bottom.
(i let mine sit over night )
slowly twist your stick out and deliver them to your awaiting dinner guests.
...and they too, were being camera snobs & it's 10 degrees outside, TEN DEGREES!!
so no pictures of the feast...for now anyway.
i will be curious if these last any longer than the expensive cornmeal blocks.
it literally took 5 minutes to make these, other than the fridge & drying time but
i'm guessing you could kill the time with some christmas shopping, blog reading, or
whatever is on your "to do list" for the day.
i think this would be a great craft for your home bound stir crazy kiddos who can't
play outside because of the bitter, stupid cold!
i can't believe i am looking forward to a high of 26 degrees!!!! it's gonna feel like a heat wave :)