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Making Bird Feeders

Making your own fat ball bird feeder is a fun and affordable way of feeding your garden birds.

Sam Woods from TCV, who runs the GraceWorks gardening sessions (Sow, Grow, Harvest, Eat), demonstrated what to do.

Sam said, "In winter the birds that visit the Community Garden at Wycliffe URC need extra nourishment to keep them warm on cold winter days. The fat ball bird feeders are a great fun activity for all the family and a cheap way of providing the much needed food for the birds."

Simple Fat Ball Recipe

All you need is suet or lard, plus bird seed mix. Mix one part suet to two parts seed, transfer to a saucepan and gently heat, stirring until the fat melts. Mould the mixture into balls or patties, space apart on a tray and place in the freezer to set firm. Once the fat balls are solid, put in the garden, on a bird feeder or in a fat-ball feeder.

It's that simple! Have a go at feeding your birds this winter.

GraceWorks runs gardening sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Wycliffe URC. For more details check out https://facebook.com/graceworksleics

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