Bone Man's Note:
This recipe is unique and your backyard birds will flock to this winter treat. It comes from "About.com" and is very easy to make!
My Private Note
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- 1Melt the suet (available from your butcher) over low heat.
- 2In a mixing bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together.
- 3Allow the suet to cool somewhat and then pour in the mix and stir thoroughly.
- 4When it thickens (cools) stuff the mixture in between the "petals" of an open pine cone. Virginia pine cones are best because they open very nicely and can be picked up all over the eastern U.S., but any open pine cone will work. The big pine cones from the western U.S. forests are great too but you'll only need a couple of those ones.
- 5Hang the pine cones from a string in your back yard.
- 6As for the other ingredients, your local farm/feed store can usually supply ingredients such as millet.
- 7This recipe is a good project for kids on rainy days!
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Nutritional Facts for Bird Suet -- for the Birds!
Serving Size: 1 (296 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1570.6
- Calories from Fat 1495
- Total Fat 166.2 g
- Saturated Fat 89.6 g
- Cholesterol 115.6 mg
- Sodium 13.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
- Sugars 3.8 g
- Protein 6.3 g
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