Tuesday, October 6, 2009

For all you birders out there

I have been wishing I was good at working with metal...I have been wondering about making a few things. My husband could make them with hardly a thought...he is good at working with metal. And even though he doesn't do art stuff, he is good at it. He just prefers to make things that really serve a purpose...not that he doesn't like beauty.
He likes to make things that are really useful and really needed, not just things to look at. He can almost always look at something and make it....and a lot of times make it better.

I saw these along the sidewalk down in Nashville, and am thinking I will have him make me one or two, or else teach me how to make them. But I think it would be safer if he made them. Now he would make them for me if they weren't for suet, but he will like making them since they are for something other than just to look at.

Does anyone make their own suet? I know my mom did every now and then. I don't remember how she did it...for one thing it was maybe once a year. I don't think she had the beef fat available to do it more often. Being that I couldn't remember how she made it, I googled suet and find the info...if you are interested, here and here are a couple of places that have info on making suet. I am really thinking I might try making some. I hate throwing away the fat that comes on some of the beef I buy....so making suet would put it to good use.

11 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute Rose... I love them. I do not make my own suet--but some birders do. I find that it is cheaper to buy it than make it. I buy it at Lowe's or Walmart for about .97 each. Always buy the peanut kind. The birds love it!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That is too cute Rose. I haven't made my own suet in years.

Jacob said...

I think I'm out of the loop - you feed suet to the birds...in some kind of a metal flower?

Very interesting! I think your hubby should make you whatever you need...certainly would be functional!

Carletta said...

I love it! I've already drawn a pic and told Hubs to do the best he can. :)
I wanted something last year to put the suet feeder on because I didn't want to nail it to the tree.
Hubs thinks he has a piece of wood that will work. He'll cut it out and I'll paint it.
Stay tuned..

The Tile Lady said...

Ingenious suet feeders!

Mary said...

Those look great. Mike has been thinking about doing some sort of decorative metal work as a hobby...unless he finds a job again.

George said...

Those are very nice suet feeders. I hope Roger will make you a couple. The birds sure like the suet we put out for them.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is such a cute idea for a feeder, I love it. I wonder if it would work as a planter.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like these suet feeders. Very neat looking.

We purchase suet for the birds...but I never have beef fat here because I'm vegetarian.

Small City Scenes said...

Those are real neat looking r. Have your husband make me a few too. LOL MBose.

eileeninmd said...

I love the suet feeder on the sunflower. Very cool!

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