yesterday we decided to make a treat for our feathered friends and our furry squirrel friends too:-)
the ingredients, some natural peanut butter, corn muffin mix- cornmeal works but this is what we had really the same thing- sunflower seeds, and cranberries, you can use raisins too or peanuts , or whatever you happen to have, experiment to see what the critters like. Cornmeal is a binder and holds it all together-like breadcrumbs in meatloaf-.
adding in the goodies, we just put it in, and stirred till it was pretty stiff- it was sort of a clay consistency, which can be molded into balls or chilled and cut in to blocks, or wrapped on tree limbs.
putting out the finished treat for the birds and squirrels to enjoy, we smeared some on the trees- which the woodpeckers, and nuthatches ate up very quickly. We put some pieces in our platform feeder, the jays and black grackles like this, and hung some in a suet bag- really the pieces of an onion bag cut and tied- I saw a squirrel licking this today it was so cute.