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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bird Cake

Little man loves his bird table.  
Positioned right outside the kitchen window, 
it is visited by a constant stream of feathered friends ... 
so long as 'mad cat' isn't on the prowl!
He keeps the feeders topped up, changes the water 
and puts out any tasty bird friendly leftovers.

So when the lovely Rose blogged a recipe (25th March post)
for 'bird butter' they decided to give it a go.
They used a jar of the cheapest peanut butter and a block of lard.
Added some oats, polenta, bird seed and gram flour (was supposed to be all polenta but they only had a little and there was a bag of gram flour lurking at the back of the cupboard) ... the birds didn't seem to mind!
And mixed it all together ... it was VERY sticky!
Little man made 'birdy cupcakes' ...
... and 'rock cakes' ...
The birds LOVED it!
Check out the recipe on Rose's blog.  
Rose looks after the wildlife in her patch with love and dedication 
and is a bit of a hedgehog expert.  
She loves to thrift a vintage bargain or two as well!




20 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So sweet xx

Things and Thoughts said...

So tender and nice from you! Lucky birds nearby !

Delia Ryder said...

aahh bless your little one bet he had great fun making those and even greater pleasure seeing the birds eating it :-) dee x

grace said...

Thank you for this, I have some lard in the fridge and was just wondering what on earth to do with it! Bird food for us this afternoon x

Nicci S said...

Aww lovely, I enjoy watching the birds that visit our feeders x

Rose H (UK) said...

I'm blushing now..
So pleased it ws such a hit, both with your little man - there's nothing quite like sticky fingers, and the birds of course!
Thank you so much M.
Rose H
xx

Madelief said...

Such a good idea Jane. Your little man must have been delighted :-)!

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief x

gillyflower said...

What a great idea for kids to make!Thanks for sharing the link!
Gill xx

YeamieWaffles said...

This is one of the coolest ideas I've ever heard before Jane, so glad that you gave it a go and that it turned out as well as it did!

rusty duck said...

Brilliant!

Rosemary said...

What a great success you can see all the birds are really enjoying it, and I am sure it delighted your son to see them.

greenthumb said...

Great idea.

haggiz said...

That looks very successful, I will give it a go next week. Have a lovely weekend Julie x

Maria said...

~ Awww "Feed the birds tuppence a bag", springs to mind with this 'wee' post!
LOVELY idea! Like every one this year the birds and wild life have had a tough time! Cold long winter, colder spring time....Lets hope Summer comes soon...~ with kind thoughts....Maria x

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Superb.....shame we have a cat and a mad pooch who loves to watch the birds but they dont like to be watched by him....!
d x

Jen said...

A bird table--I love it!

nilly said...

Yum - how very kind. I'm an old bird that loves peanut butter!

Anne said...

I have a big bag of polenta bought to make a cake but I havent used it since. I think this would make good use of it.I've noticed the birds are feeding more than ever at the moment.

ted and bunny said...

yes Jane, I'm at Frome Rag- see you there! xx

*Maristella* said...

Dear Marina, it was a wonderful day!
Sergio and I thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality, a treasure!
Eeeeh, I'd love to be
still there....
Kissssssssssss,
Maristella.