Log Bird Feeder


Log Bird Feeder

Log Feeder for Peanut Butter Suet


Log or branch 7" to 14" long
One stick of 1/4" dowel rod
Sturdy wire or jute for hanging
Wood glue
Medium size eye bolt

Cut a piece of a log to be somewhere between 7" and 14" in length, depending on the number of holes you want to fill with suet. (The one in the picture above is 7" long with a total of 8 holes). The thickness of the log above is 4" - that can also vary. It will be easier to use a straight piece of log or branch for this feeder.
Drill holes about 1" in diameter and about 3/4 of an inch deep. In a 7" log, drill 2 holes (see picture) on all 4 sides.
Use a quarter inch dowel rod for the perches. Drill small holes below the larger holes and insert the 1/4" dowels into these holes. Glue in place with wood glue.
Screw a medium or large size eye bolt into the top end of the log. Using about a 10" piece of wire or jute, make a looped hanger through the eye bolt for hanging.
Stuff the holes with the peanut butter suet from the recipe below.


Peanut Butter Suet Recipe

1/2 cup of lard
1/2 cup of peanut butter
2 cups corn meal

Put the lard and peanut butter in a pan. Cook it just until it melts.
After it melts, take it off the stove and stir in the corn meal. It does take alot of corn meal. Add more if necessary. The right consistency would be when it sticks together so you can put it in the holes in the log.

You don't want the mixture too dry or you will have a mess when putting it in the holes but you don't want it too moist.