For the last meeting of the year, our OP chapter has a tradition of doing a craft project. The idea that bubbled to the top for our November 24th meeting was making suet for winter bird feeders. Jo Mohr donated cedar logs which Roger Wombwell took to his shop and drilled holes then added eye bolts for hanging. Larry Lewis brought a wood and wire suet holder that his father-in-law made over fifty years ago (still in great shape!) and brought a large quantity of raw suet to share. Elizabeth previously had sent out a signup sheet for members to bring ingredients, utensils etc for making for Jo’s suet recipe.
I learned that making suet in a crock pot is so much easier than my old method of doing it in pan on the stove! With the food that everyone brought we had a family-style feast and brain stormed ideas for next year’s programs. We looked back at the interesting and fun field trips in 2014 and look forward to new adventures in 2015.We wish everyone a Blessed Holiday season and a safe and warm winter.