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recipe for life

January 24, 2013

Boo came round today bearing  a packet of fat (she brings the nicest gifts) and a request to make more birdseed cakes – it’s theRSPB garden bird watch this weekend and if you have nothing to tempt the birds into your garden they might take umbrage and not bother turning up. Boo has been collecting for UNICEF this week in town and was a little cold, and wasn’t as weighed down by cash as she’d have like to have been, so making birdseed cakes is another way of feeding something in need.

This time we’re not using mealworms, just birdseed and fat (melt the fat, add as much birdseed as it can take before it’s too crumbly – it’s a bit like how I make flapjack – melt the butter and sugar and cram in as many porridge oats as you think the mixture can take and still hold together. I’m sure the same approach applies to many things in life.) Pile the birdseed and fat into a suitable container and let it set.log

Alex, Able and Devon gave us a log they’d drilled out and filled with a birdseed and fat mix and put perches in. It is a thing of beauty, and it’s useful too. I refilled it.

“Take a picture of the log for your blog” said Boo….

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