Monday, August 9, 2010

Home Spun Vignette #11

Home Spun Vignette #11

The bathroom is painted and I had enough time to offer some vignettes for this week. I think I finished just in time. The heat and humidity seems to be coming back. *sigh*

Today's vignette is a look at one of my favorite activities, making birdseed balls. We usually do something simple, like peanut butter mixed with birdseed and cornmeal (the cornmeal helps stiffen it.) Wear shoes when your kids are mixing ingredients. Pulling a spoon out of the thick mixture can really send the seeds across the floor.


call*me*kate said...

As usual, I've enjoyed your recent blogs (except for this one - it's for the birds!) Sorry, couldn't help myself.

I love your take on following our kids' passions. Taking a different path is hard but worth it.

I hope the painting went well. We have not seen much of the sun for weeks. And weeks. It feels like fall here. Summer never really arrived. Just clouds and sometimes rain. Maybe I should plan on painting the bathroom - perhaps it will cause the weather to get warmer!

Enjoy your week!

Inner Elder said...

Your vignettes prove the adage "A picture's worth 1000 words. Love, Mom

Keeley said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! =)
I'm so sad that the filters on our computer prevent me seeing your strips! I'm hoping when the dh comes back from his business trip he can fix that little problem. =P
You painted your bathroom? Kudos to you. =) That's a lot of hard work.

Kelly said...

This is a wonderful activity, especially since my children have recently (in the last few months) really taken to watching the birds out of our window come and eat at our bird feeder. How or where do you place the birdseed balls? Do they hang somehow? Just wondering how to implement creating these. Oh and thanks for the heads up on the mess - I think this may be an outside project!

jugglingpaynes said...

Seed balls are simple. In a big bowl, mix a large spoonful of peanut butter with enough corn meal and bird seed until the mix holds together without being sticky. Form it into balls or roll pinecones in it. You can hang them from trees and bushes or flatten balls to fit in suet feeders. Very easy!

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