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Feed the birds, Paul

by Grace Bonney

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My grandmother would always say, β€œdon’t forget to feed the birds Paul”.

She loved birds.

She had a pair of binoculars next to the kitchen window so that she could take a closer look at them.

And boy was there birds!

Our garden was filled with them.

Every morning she would go out and place food and replace the pinecones she would make.

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What she did was to take the really large pinecones and fill them with a mixture of lard and birdseeds.

Its really easy.

You just take 1 cup lard and melt that in a saucepan.

Add 2 cups of birdseeds( the wild outdoor type) and mix well.

Let it cool off for a bit and then smear the mixture into the pinecones.

I always just do the middle and put white moss in the top or end part.

Then attach a string and hang it in the trees.

I promise you the birds will love it. They will love you as well.

Photos by Studio Dreyer Hensley

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