Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cooking for the birds

We are expecting two big cold fronts to roll through Texas this weekend.  The air is already cold even though the thermometer says it’s 50 degrees outside.  As I’m writing this, my bird feeder sits empty.  You already know this hasn’t been my favorite year, and one of the things that has happened in the midst of the stress is that little things have slipped by me.  Little things like feeding the birds.

We keep a good portion of our property wild.  This invites wildlife into the area, providing natural food and shelter for the creatures who actually own this place.  We also like to put bird feeders out to attract the songbirds and provide hours of entertainment.  I don’t have cable TV, I have bird TV!

With the temperatures falling, it’s time to fill the feeders.  I’ll put out black oil sunflower seed, wild bird seed, and some wonderful gourmet Zick Dough for the birdies.  I think I wrote about Zick Dough once before but it might have been on the food blog.  anyway, here is Julie’s good blog post and her recipe.

Chill then cut into squares. Freezes well.

Chill then cut into squares. Freezes well.

Julie’s Zick Dough is loose and meant for a platform feeder.   I add a bit extra lard and peanut butter so it will hold it’s shape and fit in the suet feeders.  I cut it in squares and freeze the extra

Come & Get It!

Come & Get It!

If you don’t follow Julie’s blog, I highly recommend it.  She has so much to offer and of course, there’s Chet Baker…