Daily Archives: March 29, 2009

Easty Peasy Fatball

Bird seed and fat make a really good home made fatball. Birds love it.  I love this recipe.  It only takes a jiff to to.

Here is the step by step recipe –

  • 1lb mixed bird seed
  • 500g (1/2 lb) lard.  IT MUST BE FAT.  IT CANNOT BE VEGETABLE OIL.  BIRDS NEED FAT FOR ENERGY.
  • Small containers lined with greaseproof paper or kitchen foil.
  • Melt the lard in a frying pan.  the lard does not need to get really hot.  Just needs to be warm liquid.
  • Mix the bird seed and lard together in a large tub.
  • Divide the mixture into the smaller tube
  • wait for the lard to go solid and the mixture to set
  • Put the mixture from one of the small tubs on a bird table and save the others for another day.
  • Sit back with a coffee and a biscuit and watch as they flock to eat the food.

It really is a great, easy bird cake receip.  It’s good because it bulks out the bird seed and gives our feathered friends much needed fat.

Farming

The National Farmers Union has been receiving an increased number of complaints about supermarkets demanding back payments and over-riders from farmers, and also supermarkets cutting the price they will pay.

There are plans to have an Ombudsman for the farming industry, but supermarkets are trying to block this.  Also some people say that an ombudsman would make the retail prices higher.

We’ll see what happens.

I do know supermarkets have such power, yet I remember a time before supermarkets.  I have seen them grow and become more powerful. 

Supermarkets are powerful, but in reality the farmers must be more powerful than all the supermarkets put together. Without farmers there would not be any supermarkets