Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders with the Grandbabies

Pine Cone Bird Feeder
- Three to Four Pine Cones
- 1/2 Pound Lard or Shortening
- 1/2 Cup Corn Meal
- 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
- Bird Seed
- Wire or String*

1) Attach a piece of Wire or String to each Pine Cone.
2) Put the Lard into a bowl and microwave it for about 15 seconds.
3) Mix in the Cornmeal and Oatmeal.
4) Apply the Lard/Corn Meal/Oatmeal paste to the Pine Cones.
5) Roll the Pine Cones in Bird Seed.
6) Hang on a tree branch.

*Wire helps to steady the Pine Cone Bird Feeder a bit more,
which can make it more bird-friendly.