Monday, March 25, 2013

Feeding man and bird

No talk of the weather this week.  I give...

After my small 20-hour stint with illness, I re-grouped, took a 40-minute spin with a shopping cart at the local super-center searching for supplies for a 3rd-grade Spring craft I was assigned to bring to school later that day.  There is nothing like some hard-core procrastination to get the blood pumping.  At 2:30 pm, it was show time.  The teacher turned over the class to "Mrs. Calbert."  (I always laugh inside when anyone calls me that!)

I came up with a bird feeder made from a rice cake.  Fortunately, none of the kids had an allergy to peanuts. 

You will need:
*unsalted rice cake
*pencil (or anything to punch a hole in the middle)
*peanut butter (or nut butter)
*bird seed
*small dowel rod

First, we punched a hole in a rice cake.

Then, we pushed a string through the hole and tied it in a knot.

We covered both sides of the rice cake with peanut butter and then pressed them into a pile of bird seed.


(If you cover one side with the peanut butter first and then leave it in the seed while you cover the other side with the  peanut butter, it is much easier and cleaner.)

Finally, we pushed a  small dowel rod through the completed rice cake so the birds had a spot for their leisure!

Here's what us humans ate this week:


*Butternut squash risotto (didn't have saffron, but this dish was delicious regardless)

*Green chili chicken tacos

*Spaghetti and meatballs

*Roast chicken and potatoes, green beans


  1. Great job on the bird feeders, I'm excited to give it a try.

  2. Impressive. I think we'll give this a try, too. The poor birds are needing some help right now.