Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SOLD~ Spring White Roses and Woodpecker Suet From Scratch by Nancy Medina

Spring White Roses
by Nancy Medina


Oil on Archival Panel

Spring White Roses is a new daily painting in Flower Mound Studio, and it’s been a very busy day with my assistants. I found a recipe for woodpecker suet online, and decided the time was right to give it a try. My mother’s house in East Texas attracts several kinds of woodpeckers, even a Pileated that stops by once in a great while, and these colorful birds are one of my favorites to watch from her back porch.

After gathering all the ingredients, suet from scratch was pretty simple to make! I’m tickled pink because each square of suet normally costs about $4 in the store, and I spent about $18 on supplies to make 36 squares today! I have them all wrapped up individually with Saran wrap in the freezer, ready to pass out to the hungry woodpeckers. Will they like my suet as much as the store brand? Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on the woodpecker suet taste test to come!

I already had most of these ingredients!

Once they were set, they were easy to 
cut into 5-inch squares and store!

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