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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag, tuppence,tuppence,tuppence a bag"

Take 1 packet of gelatin
Wild bird seed
A straw cut into 3
Cookie cutters well oiled.
A couple of 4 year old boys.

Follow the directions on the packet of gelatin. Mum needs to do this bit as it involves boiling water.
Stir in the bird seed, about 350gms, leave until cool enough to handle.
Press the mixture into a cookie cutter. Perfect for little hands and fingers.
Push a straw into the cakes.

Leave to harden. Once set, push out of the cutters, then remove the straws and feed through string or raffia.

Hang from tree branches, ensuring that birds have some where to perch whilst feasting.

Early morning is a good time to catch the birds feeding, or hang them in a chicken run and watch the chickens play.

They cost a little more than tuppence about £3 or so. But they waste a morning in making and my little boy lives sitting in the window watching the birds.


  1. I've just moved and have a garden full of birds and a son who is an avid bird identifier ( leaves me miles behind...not difficult...). We have an owl who serenades me to sleep and on a good day I see hawk and kestrel, my neighbour has a community of swallows who like nothing more than to put on an aerial display.

    Luckily I have some gelatine in the cupboard - can't think why..

    Your previous post was lovely and so brave. I hope he is all well.

  2. All is well, thank you. Your garden sounds like a storybook!! Enjoy your bird cakes xxxxx