Suet for the birds...by I.M.Squirrel
I have a good suet recipe that has worked well for me and is pretty easy to make.
I use the paper cans that my frozen orange juice comes in and save the bacon grease in it. When it's full, I melt the bacon grease down in a pan and get another empty O.J. can and fill it up with my bird seed mix, (which is about 75% sunflower seeds) mix it in with the grease and then fill the O.J. can once more with corn meal and mix 'em all together and heat on low for about 5 minutes. I put the mix in a large glass baking pan I got from Salvation Army and let it cool. I then make a feeder out of an old log, about 4" to 6" in dia. and about 1 foot long. Then drill 3/4" holes about 1/2" deep. I also will drill a small hole below the big hole and fit it with a small stick to make a perch. I use a knife to remove the suet and stick it in the holes.
With my bird feeds, suet feeders, hummingbird feeders, and my water bowls, I got to have the happiest birds in the neighborhood. Except for when Mr Hawk decides to flow threw. Things are pretty quite then.