All year long I save my bacon and fat drippings in cans.
Then during the winter I dump them into a pot and melt them.
I add whatever is in my pantry...
peanut butter, nuts, seeds, cornmeal, oats, raisins, etc.
I pour this mixture into waxed cardboard containers
and set it outside to chill.
Once cold, I cut these into slices and place them in our suet feeders.
We spend a lot of time and energy making sure our animals,
both wild and tame,
are well fed during Winter's blustery months.
Suet feeders are well attended,
as suet provides great energy and warmth for wild birds.
Of course you already know how pampered our own critters are...
as is evidenced by Bobby (ex-barn cat who moved to the garage)
in his warm spot on wheels!
Bobby spends a part of each day out hunting...
returning to the garage to warm up under his heat-lamp.
Food and water are always available to him.
As for companionship....
well, I think you'd agree he has plenty of that!
I love these interspecies friendships.
Gentleness between two animals who are so different...
yet somehow find common ground.
And then there are humans...more alike than different...
and they just cannot seem to get along!
And we think we are smarter than animals?