Weather this morning turned very windy, wet and dark enough to need the lights on all day ! so decided to make some pastry for the birds; plain flour, mix of lard and beef dripping, mild cheddar cheese, berry suet pellets, kibbled peanuts and filtered water !
The pink powder is what is left at the bottom of the storage box and the berry suet which has crumbled to powder dust - no good wasting so all goes into the pastry mix.
you can tell how dark a day it was, even with the lights on it was dark lol
18 rolls, 15 of them now in the freezer, other three chilling for a few hours or overnight in the fridge before it gets dished out to the birds.
So......... what u waiting for ? ............................ lol
Past customers ! ................................
doesn't get any better than this next one when the Long tailed tits land by your hand !!
Hazel, there are similar stories about elephants getting drunk on fermenting amarula fruit. Just imagine the sight of a huge grey lump swaying and then crashing over with its legs & trunk in the air.
It's amazing how gentle those huge beaks can be, bet he caught that falling pastry:-)
Great shots of the Jackdaw and Starlings Alan; I've run out of pastry so the birds are having to be content with fat-cake
Whose a busy pastry maker then!! Bet that doesn't last long with both Jackdaws and Starlings around.
Course it is, I can see it now!! Thanks Alan.
It's a female Chaffinch Gaynor.
You have me stumped Alan, I can see the white streak over it's eye but am none the wiser? I have only used my log a couple of times this year, the starlings devour it all so rapidly, I tend to ration the pastry when blackbirds and robins are around, or when Titch wags his wings at me!!
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