I'm amazed @Hostafan1 hasn't been here, making some inappropriate remark, given the title of the thread I would hazard a guess that the lard is too soft and doesn't 'set' in the way that suet will. I doubt if dripping would be better than lard, if that's the case. Possibly someone with better cookery skills than mine could give a more definitive response....
Suet is better. Lard doesn't set as hard. I found it very messy when I used it.I wouldn't normally make them at this time of year though. I keep those for winter, and into spring for nesting birds, then stop until the colder weather again.
That’s a good idea .I don’t feed the birds after the fledging they can seek out their own food during the summer I always think. As for your thread title …..to the pure ,all things are pure !?!
I'd save my money and time and not bother with them at this time of year @Jenny_Aster If you still want them, and have one of those 'cheapo' shops nearby, they do tubs of very cheap ones too.