Crumbled bread is the old favourite, but they won't turn their beaks up at leftover pastry or rice, bacon rind
, cheese, potatoes or fruit.
Give them bags of nuts and seeds, dry porridge oats, chopped bacon rind
, uncooked pastry and dried cheese.
Robins, which are at their most colourful and vocal in the winter months, are not seed eaters but will happily tuck into meal worms - which can be bought from any fishing tackle shop - finely chopped bacon rind
and grated cheese.
NUTS and fatty foods such as bacon rind
will provide valuable energy for wild birds at this time of year but make sure bird tables are clean.
Put sultanas, raisins, chopped apple and bacon rind
, corn, bird seed and peanuts in a small plastic pudding basin and gradually add the melted suet.
Those who do not know what they are talking about when they complain about austerity may even find themselves having to grind up bacon rinds
to make nourishing soups and brawns, or drink cabbage water so as not to waste the nutrients But they may soon approve when they find their children becoming healthier and having longer predicted life spans, and at least the soups will not taste too bad.
Wild birds near us seem to love leftover cooked pasta, rice and potatoes, bread and toast scraps, bacon rinds
, cake, biscuits, dried fruit and fresh fruit that's gone a bit squashy - blue tits, robins, thrushes and blackbirds all love half apples.
The full diaper belongs to Baby Damp, a "hairless little wrinkly"--usually wet and usually smelly--who finds some bacon rinds
on the floor and stuffs them into the CD-ROM on the computer.
For the soup, put the vegetable stock in a saucepan and add the bacon rinds
The name of this plain sausage is a linguistic mystery, as in France a cervelas designates a sausage containing pig's brain (= cerveau, Latin cerebellum) which is not the case with its Swiss namesake, made of beef with a mixture of bacon rinds
Can I use bedding from the rabbit hutch, cat poo, orange peel, bacon rinds
and leaves I've raked up?
Foods such as breadcrumbs (moisten very dry bread first or it will cause dehydration), stale cake and biscuits, cooked rice, pasta and pastry, cooked potatoes, cheese (crumbled or grated), bacon rinds
, chop fat and suet (hang it from a branch and watch the birds enjoy it), windfalls or bruised apples, raisins, sultanas etc.