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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Baking for the birds

Gracie and I are fighting winter break cabin fever by baking for the local wildlife, and our pups


December 23, 2021

Graphic Lane Gwinn

Cookies for squirrels keep them busy and away from the birds' fat bombs.

It's day two of Winter Break here in the Compton household, and it feels like week six of cabin fever for my daughter, Gracie. To combat the boredom, Gracie and I have been busy whipping up treats and cookies for the birds and squirrels of Waitsburg.

Each winter, our yard is swarmed by plump little Dark-eyed Juncos. We have a couple of fruit trees in our yard that the birds love. This winter, we decided to give them a little something extra, just in time for the snow.

I discovered fat bombs for birds while scrolling online one day, and they are so simple to make. Start by gathering all-veg...

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