Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Bringing Birds To Our Yards

We know that women are to build their homes and run their own households. There is a lot more to this than just sitting around eating popcorn and watching soap box operas all day. We want our homes to provide comfort and shelter for those who belong to the home, and for family and friends. This takes a lot of work, but is worth the results.

Here is an activity that is fun for the whole family. Many of us enjoy taking our kids to the zoo, but, there are things we can do that can bring animals to our yards!

I found this web site explaining how to make wild bird food, and the ingredients are mainly from food items we already have in our cupboards. The recipe is called, 'No Melt Suet' and the url to this link is http://thebirdersreport.com/wild-birds/feeding-wild-birds/no-melt-suet-my-secret-to-having-birds-beg-me-for-more

The ingredients he recommends are; lard or suet (should be able to find this from a butcher), crunchy peanut butter, quick cook oatmeal, yellow cornmeal, flour, and sugar. (Go to the link above for directions on how to make this recipe).

I had heard or read somewhere, where someone took a big bag of bird seed and dumped it in the yard, and it attracted many birds. I have tried this but was not very successful. I did attract squirrels though! It might be worth a try though, if you want to see what kinds of birds or critters will accept the dinner invitation.

Squirrels Eating Popcorn

  Another cool idea is to pop popcorn and leave it out. Watch what kinds of animals come by to eat the popped corn.

   If you leave leftovers outside, just keep in mind that certain kinds of chocolate can be harmful to animals which roam the streets.

Frankie, our cat, watching the visiting peacocks

Don't forget the salt lick for the deer!

You can actually buy deer corn at some Walmarts. I am sure they also have deer food at places like Tractor Supply. 

Our homes should be a place of nurturing and ministry. Even the animals can receive comfort from our homes.

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