PRESENT DAY MOMS

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Emily DaFoe
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We are lucky to have a lot of trees in our yard, which means a lot of squirrels and a ton of birds! A while back we made a homemade bird feeder with some remnant wood, but since the pine tree has started dropping pinecones everywhere, we decided to make something different. 

 Using a few key staples from our pantry, we were able to make a tasty treat for the birds to enjoy.

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 Ingredients:

2-4 pinecones – or you could use a paper towel or toilet paper roll!

¼ cup of seeds – I chose chia, flax, and pumpkin. Or use premixed bird feed.

¼ cup of peanut butter

Kitchen twine or yarn

METHOD:

STEP 1:

Take a heaping spoonful of each of your seeds and mix together. Add as little or as much as you want depending on how many pinecones you would like to make

STEP 2:

Scoop out a couple large tablespoons of peanut butter and start applying it evenly throughout the pinecone to coat it.

STEP 3:

Sprinkle the seed mix on the pinecone, or roll it in the bowl of seeds.

STEP 4:

Cut your twine and tie it around the top of the pinecone to hang.  Place it in your favorite tree and wait for the birds to come!

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