Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Feed the the bastards stop staring at you

It's that time of year again. Pigeons have been pecking around the garden looking for something other than moss and discarded footballs to eat. Our resident blackbird has been pecking at the remaining crab apples, giving me the eye in a manner as if to say "sort it out Kim" and even though there has been no food to tempt them, we've had the odd blue tit visiting the bird feeders.

So I caved. Partly because I fear the wrath of those tiny birds, but mainly because I'll try anything that will keep Alessi entertained for more than a minute. And as it turns out, playing with dried up meal worms falls in to that category. Which reminds me;

THERE ARE PICTURES OF MEAL WORMS IN THIS POST. If you don't like bugs, (or more specifically crunchy worm husks), you might want to click away now.

So, right. Back to the bird cake. Essentially it's just throwing a block of lard and bird food in to a bowl and mixing it all together.

Don't forget to make earrings with the pine cones if you use them. This is a very important part of the bird cake making process. 

As is singing 'Let it Go' at the top of your voice.*

Chipped nail varnish is optional.

Leftovers can be frozen, although I kind of wish I'd added mine to the pine cones first as it would have made things a lot easier later on. Hey ho.

And there you have it. Here are our homemade bird feeders, in all their fatty, wormy glory. Don't they look absolutely disgusting good?

The birds had better eat the flipping lot.

* When will this song DIE??!


  1. They look GROSS, but in a good way. My word, your kiddo is cute. Especially with pine cone earrings. I'd love to do something like this, but it seems a little mean to tempt the birds our way when Galahad is so determined to kill them all. The bell on his collar means he's not the stripy predator he thinks he is, thank goodness, but I'd hate to give the birds an unfair disadvantage.

    1. They were SO gross! I was a little surprised at how happy Alessi was playing with those worms too, but she made me giggle with the earrings. And I'm with you on the cat thing. I never bothered feeding the birds when we had cats for the same reason. They couldn't catch anything either, but they would've killed themselves trying! :D xxx

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  3. I wanted to say something intelligent, but really all I want to say is:



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