Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cookies for the Birds

This morning we planned an outing to the marsh to feed the birds.
We've been before because it’s very close to our school and is a short
           trail that our little ones can manage fairly easily.

We were going to make bird feeders but then I found this recipe at 
                            Imagine Childhood.
    It was a switch to bake cookies for the birds instead of ourselves. 
We followed the recipe, adding margarine, flour, oatmeal and baking powder.
A fun part was when we added the egg, the recipe said to add the shell too. 
                         So we crushed it up with our hands.
Next we added bird seed and blueberries (we had some in the freezer)
                                and mixed it altogether.
We rolled it out between two sheets of waxed paper and started to
                                use cookie cutters.
The cookie cutter didn’t work well so we decided to roll the dough into
                             balls and poke a hole in each.
They bake for about 15 or until hard and brown.  All ready to take the marsh.
We strung green yarn through the hole and looked for a tree to hang it from.
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                The colours almost match the environment.
                Will the birds find them?  Will they like them?