It looks like I am going to have to make some more suet blocks this year. We were discussing the price of suet cakes and the good ones are very pricey this year. Not so, if you only use one every once in a while, but when the birds flock to them and they are gone in a day or two...you can see what I mean. For some reason, our birds love suet. The feeders are full of sparrows as well as the birds they are meant to attract. Poor woodpeckers...they take a back seat to the sparrows when it comes to suet. I made my own a couple of years ago...a suet that was advertised to bring lots of birds. A mixture of lard, peanut butter (Joe hated me putting peanut butter in suet) fruits, nuts, seeds, oatmeal etc. It was a crumbly mess and wouldn't hold together for me. It clogged the hanging feeder, when I crumbled it on top of the seed. I ended up giving it to my daughter to use in Wisconsin. We had an opossum visiting our feeders at that time...I think he missed the suet, because he left without saying good bye.So, I'm on the search for a simpler suet that can be shaped into balls or squares...any ideas?
Speaking of feeding the birds...I've been getting dirty looks from my bird friends, because I haven't filled the feeders in a couple of days. I've had a cold and just didn't feel llike doing it. So, this morning I am going to fill them and make my feathered friends happy.
I don't know if any of you are WGN radio fans. We were a WGN family back a few years ago. The radio was the first thing that we turned on in the morning. It was set to WGN and it made our day.....with Uncle Bobby, Spike, and Kathy and Judy. Well, a couple of years ago, WGN made a drastic change. They thought that they could increase their listening audience by the changes they made. WGN was considered by some as a radio station for older folks....they wanted a younger crowd. The experiment failed and now they are hiring back some of the former personalities. Kathy and Judy are back on Sat. morning. I hope that they get more show time soon. This pair of ladies can carry on a conversation from world politics to panty hose.
They have a natural way of making you feel like they are your best friends and sitting at your table enjoying a cup of coffee. Here's to many interesting, funny, and educational mornings with Kathy and Judy. My personal favorite feature is their "Merry Medical Christmas"....where they read actual Christmas letters full of aches, pains, treatments, and other medical "news". Letters that we all have received at one time or another.....read by these two delightful ladies. I'm looking forward to Christmas.