2 lb. of Suet or Lard, vegetable shortening or peanut butter
6 cups Cornmeal
3 cups Wheat flour
4 cups Oatmeal
2 cups Peanut Hearts (I substituted unsalted shelled sunflower seeds)
Optional: raisins or other dried fruit, nuts, peppers
Soften the lard to room temperature. Stir in other ingredients slowly until the mixture is quite thick. Children love to mix this with their hands. Roll it out with a rolling pin and let cut out “cookies.” Freeze. Freeze in plastic tubs about 4 inches by 4 inches to fit in wire suet cage feeders or you can push thin chicken or fishing wire through the thick cookie before freezing. Give these suet cookies as gifts or put them out for your birds through the winter.

Sock Snowman

Choose the size and color of the sock
Put birdseed inside for a gift or use sand or rice
Put enough in the toe of the sock to add weight and keep the snowman upright
You can fill it the rest of the way with fiberfill unless you choose birdseed
Use a rubber band around the top of the sock
Fold the neck of the sock over the rubber band to form a hat
Using the rubber bands, section off a head and two “balls” for the body
Cut a small scarf strip from felt and tie around the neck of the snowman
Glue on felt eyes, a carrot nose, and a mouth