So…. being the crafty and frugal one I am……I made up my own!
Out to the shop I went with my logs…………… I used a 1″ spade bit to drill the holes. 1 1/4″ would have been a little better I think, but……… I just spaced them out, drilling all the way through when there wasn’t a branch in the way. Where I had a branch, I put a hole just above, this gives a natural perch. There’s a total of 8 openings (remember some of them were drilled through — 1 hole, 2 openings).
For the openings that didn’t have the natural perch, I took some twigs that were lying out back, and broke into about a 4″ piece. Then I drilled holes below the openings with a bit the size of the branch. I used 3 different ones, as the branch pieces were smaller as I went up the twig. Then just shoved the piece of twig into hole until it was real snug!
Next, I drilled a hole all the way through at the top with a small bit, and strung twine through a couple times to give me something to hang the feeder up with.
Now…….IS THE FUN PART!! Smash the gooey mess of suet into the openings!
And TADA!! IT’S DONE!! Hang from a branch or I used a shepard’s hook that I can see from my sliding door going to the deck!
Here's the full recipe and printable!
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- 2 c.
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. cornmeal
- 1/4 c. sugar
- Apple, diced
- Dried fruits
- Or just about anything in the pantry