During the winter months the birds benefit from a little helping hand from their human friends. In return we get to watch them hop and fly about in our gardens x
Gather your ingredients, placing the seeds in a tray or bowl and protecting your work surface from the grease.
Tie a piece of string onto the end of a pine cone.
Cover the cone in lard, suet or peanut butter using a knife. Squash int into the grooves of the pine cone and cover completely.
Now roll the pine cone into your seeds, squashing and pushing them into the fat to give a generous coating.
The pine cone bird feeder is now ready. Make several at once and then tie outside...to trees or anything else in your garden and watch the birds enjoy their feast...x