Seed Bells

  • 1 cup seed mix (suggestion: millet/sunflower/safflower/poppy/hulled oats, best mix: 1/2 crushed nutriberries & 1/2 seed mix)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • Small terra cotta pot 2" (unused) w/hole in bottom (craft stores have them)
  • 1/2 oven bag
  • 1 piece safe wire, small hook at top & big loop at bottom (i.e.: 2" 90% base angle)

Mix the seed mix and egg white in bowl. Line the pot with the oven bag. Pour most of the seed mixture into the pot. Poke the hooked end of the wire into the mix and through the hole at the end of the pot. Make sure that the flat base of the wire is firmly in the mix. Top off with the remaining mix. Place the pot on an oven rack in an upright position with the wire hanging down. Bake in a slow oven (i.e.: low heat) for 90 minutes. Remove the bell with oven mitts, as it will be very hot! Tip out of the pot and remove the paper. You can also form the seed mixture into a shape (using a measuring cup or any form you like) and put it onto a cookie sheet instead of inside the pot.

  • Yields: 1 bell
  • Preparation Time: 2 hours
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