1 Dec 2011

Garden Jobs for December

December jobs for the garden are mostly about the birds. I love it when a Robin arrives in the garden and happily munches away on the food we have left out. Last year there were a few pigeons that came along and ate most of it before giving anyone else a chance, so I took inspiration from for a few good ideas for bird feeders.

How about making this incredibly easy and attractive feeder from homeschoolblogger, using a pomelo, peanut butter and cranberries!

Just scoop out the inside,

Make the filling with 1 pound of lard and 2 cups of peanut butter melted in a large pot, then stir in 4 cups of bird seed and 2 cups of chunky cornmeal and let it cool.

Start threading the pomelo with string and pop on the cranberries.

When you have finished tie it up the top and fill with the peanut butter filling.

Luck birds eh? Do you know any more easy to make bird feeders, let me know and I'll put in my next feature post.

Icy pond? Grab youself a pond heater or alternatively leave a football in the pond to prevent ice forming around it.

When you are all cosy in your living room, hopefully beside the fire, take a rest and enjoy flicking through seed catalogues and order your letttuce and cabbages if you haven't already. Make sure you have a nice homemade hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows! This is a dream!