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What is she doing you ask? She's mixing up a recipe for our flying visitors.
I've noticed an upswing in feathered friends visiting our yard. In fact we have a pair of cardinals nesting in our bougainvillea bush and a pair of birds using our rose thicket for their very own condo. Nothing could make me happier than seeing nature share our space. The hospitality deeply ingrained in me to feed those that visit, I combined a project with the kiddos that was fun, while creating our avian company something to munch on while here.
Here's the ingredients to make the birdseed wreaths as found on Danny Lipford's website: Click in to get the full how-to instructions.
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup warm water
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 package unflavored gelatin
4 cups bird food (such as seeds, peanuts, berries, dried fruits)
Bundt pan or other mold
Nonstick cooking spray
We let the wreaths dry for over 24 hours before removing them from the molds to handle or hang. I was so very impressed how the wreaths slid out of the molds so effortlessly.
Take a look at our pictures and final results.
I'm not sure what was up with my camera settings but you get the idea, that's a smile on that kid's face. Because this is fun!
And here's our final results. One is slightly longer than the other but I'll just tell you all I staggered them on purpose. ;) I'm not sure where we'll designate a final displayed hanging of these wreaths but for prosperity's sake, this will do for now.