Yesterday, I was cleaning house and singing as I worked. I love to sing while I work; it relieves stress and in general, makes me happy. Anyway, I was singing the song from Mary Poppins called "Feed the Birds." Spring is springing up all around and everywhere. It's in the air, the trees, the earth! I'm so excited for Spring and can hardly wait!
I began to think about "how" to feed the birds. What to do? What to do? Yep, you guessed it, Dear Readers, research! I typed in "homemade birdseed cakes" (because who doesn't like cake?) A very easy "recipe" for homemade birdseed cakes came up at:
I like the look of this "recipe" because it is made with easy to find ingredients and is easy to follow. (It would be a fun project to do with children of any age!) Another website, https://www.lovethegarden.com/community/ideas-inspiration/wild-bird-food-recipes, offers information about what to include and not include in a homemade bird food mix and why, so that site would be helpful to visit before experimenting with ingredient additions.
There is always the option for scattering bird food about the ground or placing some in a feeder the four-legged pirates, called squirrels, cannot steal but whether you make a cake, scatter seeds or fill a feeder, do so somewhere you and your family can see. You will not believe how many feathered friends come to visit! It's such fun and always brings a smile to my face and like singing, brightens my mood. (A word of warning, DO NOT place the feeder where you grow food because the birds will have feast!)Try feeding the birds and share your results in the comments section.
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