My mom collected a whole bag full of pinecones from her yard. And she said she found an old jar of peanut butter that we could use. I was excited because it saved me from buying a new jar at the grocery store that morning just to give to the birds!
But then, when I opened the jar, it was basically empty - just the scrapings around the side! There was enough peanut butter for about 1 pinecone. About 30 pinecones and the scrapings of a peanut butter jar....hmmm. We didn't have time for a run to the store, so we just made 2 and are saving the rest for another day.
In case you haven't made these before (did anyone not make these at some point when they were a kid?)...you just take a pinecone and tie a piece of string around the top, spread it with peanut butter and roll it in birdseed. That's it! Sounds yummy, huh?
The ingredients - just add birdseed.
The finished product. Just waiting for birds to flock in from miles away...Then, the next day...
We were bringing our lunch outside the next day and this is the scene that will be etched in our memories forever.......a missing pinecone and a frayed piece of twine.
We quickly found the culprit. He had enough nerve to come back and raid the second pinecone as we were eating our lunch and drag it behind a tree!Making his getaway....