Wednesday, September 22, 2010

For the Birds

We've been talking birds in zoology lately. In case you missed it we are using Apologia Zoology 1 for our science curriculum this year. Its lots of fun!

We are meeting with friends once every couple weeks to complete the different science projects. This week we made bird feeders and suet.

For our bird feeders we used Sobe Lifewater bottles. A drill for the holes, small dowel rods for the little birdie feet. A bigger hole (though not too big) for the birds to peck the seed from. Floral wire to hang. Easy peasy.

The suet was much more simple to make than I thought.

a jar of chunky peanut butter & a tub of lard melted together over low heat

4 cups of oats (rolled, old fashion - not quick), 4 cups of corn meal, raisins, & sugar

mix dry ingredients with melted pb & lard, scoop into sandwich bags, freeze until hard.

Now we wait for the birds!

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