Today is all about the birds.
When I had a garden I always fed the birds.
One year I made this nut star for them.
Its a store bought ready made straw star.
Not only was it great for the birds, but it also looked pretty hanging in a tree.
This is how you make it:
Melt about 1/2 cup lard in a pan.
Let it cool off enough that I could use a brush and sort of paint it on to the star.
Then before the lard cooled I stuck walnuts, hazelnuts etc into the lard.
The nuts are great for the birds as are the lard.
Hang it in a tree with a metal wire.
When the nuts are all gone you can always take it in and fill it up with nuts again.
Photo by Studio Dreyer Hensley