Food for the Birds

    “Food for the Birds,” Friend, Jan. 2005, 33

    Food for the Birds

    1 cup shortening

    1 cup cornmeal

    1/2 cup raisins

    1/2 cup sunflower seeds

    jute or string

    1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the jute or string.

    2. Form the mixture into five patties, place on a plate, and freeze for 3 hours.

    3. Wrap and tie a piece of jute or string around each patty like you were wrapping a gift box (see photograph). Then tie a length of jute or string to each and attach the bird food to tree branches.

    Food for the Birds

    Photograph by Christina Smith