Words by Jessica Peace
Hang them from your branches, your empty washing lines, window ledges and feed them lovely birds!
You can stuff in any of these as the ‘dry’ mix: bird seed, oats, currants, sultanas, breadcrumbs, peanuts, grated cheese; and for ‘fat’: suet, lard, solid vegetable shortening or set coconut oil.
FAT : DRY
You want one part fat to two parts dry; once you’ve done your maths chuck your fat into a pan and melt, add your dry stuff and mix it up until nice and sticky.
Grab a net sack or an empty yogurt pot or spare coconut shell and drill or stab a hole through.
Thread some string through your fat ball or pot to make the tie to swing from and fill your pots with the gooey mix.
Shove in the fridge over night and in the morning remove any plastic stuff or drop in your sack.
Boom. Fat Balls.