Friday, January 14, 2011
Shabbos Shira--it's for the Birds
Just a reminder that for some there is the custom to put out food for the birds on Shabbos Shira. This year in the northeast the food will be especially welcome as snow is covering the ground almost everywhere. Given the snow cover, which makes it precarious for the birds to land, you might be better off hanging those bird treats from a tree branch. To make a hanging treat, use peanut butter to bind together your other offerings--things like bread/cracker crumbs, cereal, seeds, nut meats. Form the ball around a piece of string, and loop the string over a branch. The ball needs to be sticky enough to adhere to the string, so don't be chintzy with the peanut butter.