Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders

United States
January 6, 2007 7:07pm CST
What you need: ·Pinecones ·Lard ·Peanut Butter ·Birdseed ·Popcorn ·String What you do: 1. Roll the pinecones in a mixture of half lard and half peanut butter, then in birdseed or popcorn. 2. Attach a string long enough so that the pinecone can hang from a tree branch. 3. Find a tree that you can see easily; hang your feeder there and watch the birds come! **Please note that mixing lard and peanut butter together is recommended instead of using straight peanut butter. Straight peanut butter can strangle small birds as they cannot get it off
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Wow I love this idea as most people feed birds bread scraps which is not good for them, this is a fabulous idea, thank you.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
7 Jan 07
Just a question is there anything else you could mix the peanut butter with other than lard, maybe of non animal product...:)
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• United States
7 Jan 07
Yes, you can add cornmeal or shortening to the peanut butter.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Pinecorn Birdfeeder - Pinecorn Birdfeeder
I have made pinecorn birdfeeders with pinescones, peaneut butter and birdseed. We just rolled the pinecone in the peanut butter, then in the birdseed. I never knew abour mixing it with lard though. That is something that I will have to keep in mind next time we make them!
• United States
7 Jan 07
you can also mix it with shortening or cornmeal.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Thanks for the idea and how to do it. I love feeding the birds and watching them. I had a blue jay the other day steal a piece of my cat food that is out on the porch. They ate all of the bell that I had for them and I haven't gotten any more food for them this week. I think I will make one of these this weekend and see how they like it.
• United States
10 Jan 07
My daughter and I did this project once, and then hung the pinecones from strings along our fence. About an hour later, they were all gone... stolen by squirrels! lol. My daughter was MAD!
@na2482 (423)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I remember making these in elementary school years ago and it was fun back then. I had no idea they still did these.
@shoelover (896)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
Thankyou for this. Now all my native birds will be happy. At the moment they've been getting drunk on the bottlebrush tree at the front yard. Hopefully if I encourage them to the back yard the neighbours cats won't have as much of a chance in pouncing on them.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Thanks for that I'll keep it in mind incase that I'll need it someday.
@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
thanks