Attract birds and squirrels with a festive "bird-day" cake.
1. Shape a seed-laden snow-cake in your yard and watch the feathered ones flock to it. Simply pack snow into graduated-size pans.
2. Unmold and stack the snow cake layers on a plate of plywood.
3. Decorate the frosty cake with millet seeds, black sunflower seeds, and cracked corn as well as candles (for dinner by candlelight).
4. Squirrels will join ground-feeding birds such as sparrows, juncos, and cardinals in feasting on the seed du jour.
5. If you live in a warm climate, just sprinkle the feed on a plywood plate (to protect it from ground moisture).