Autumn Bird Treats
Share some love with the nature this fall
Autumn bird treats are a beautiful way to make and give back some goodness. I couldn’t count how many times I stop and listen to the birds chirping for a moment. It brings peace and happiness, like your own little piece of sanctuary coming through the window. So why not give some of the love back this fall and make a little treats for the birds. It’s a lovely project to make with children too. The inspiration came to me from the precious book by Emma Mitchell – Making winter. The book is beautifully creative and if you’re a fan of cozy making, Emma is your inspiring queen. The autumn bird treats DIY project is such a win-win because pampering other souls feels like being pampered yourself!
Autumn Bird Treats DIY
- 3 tbl spoons of lard (lard is okay to use in cold temperatures but in warmer climate you may prefer suet)
- 1 tbl spoon of peanut butter (I used organic peanut paste with no added palm oil or salt)
- a cup of birds feed with variety of favourite grains
- a handful of oats (optional)
- 2 large apples
- string with large needle
Melt the lard and the peanut butter in a saucepan until liquid, add the birds feed mix and oats and put aside to cool for a bit. In the meantime cut two large apples in half and scoop out the middle to create four bowls. You can cut up the inside part and add it to the seed mix.
When the mix is becomes more solid, scoop it into the apple bowls and put into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Then take the apples out and use a large needle to put a string through each half. Hang your treats wherever they’re likely to attract birds!