My sister found a recipe from the Birds and Bloom magazine for homemade suet, so I thought I would post it for all to try. I have yet to try it as I am waiting for the birds to eat up what I have which is store bought. My sis believes the birds prefer the homemade kind. This is a picture I took of a flicker on my suet last year.
Melt in a pan all the following ingredients. Cool and pour into forms to harden. I'm going to use the plastic forms from the store bought suet cakes.
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup lard
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
Other ingredients you can add are, cereal, crushed egg shells, any kind of berries, raisins, bread crumbs, seeds, chopped apples.
I've been busy making my folk art birds and have most of these listed in my etsy shop. I'll be adding more tonight and tomorrow.