Saturday, July 3, 2010

We have hummingbirds

File this under sometimes things work.  A week ago we bought a hummingbird feeder.  We'd seen the little guys around every now and then, but not very often.  Last Saturday we found ourselves at Lowes in search of filters for the furnace & Patti Anne decided to buy a hummingbird feeder.  We got home and she mixed up a mixture of sugar & water ( see below),  hung it up in a what seemed like a good place (bright but shady, kind of in the open, & somewhere where the ants won't get to it, if you get my drift) and waited.   A week later we have humming birds feeding out of it. 

Hummingbird Food.

Mix 1 cup of sugar with 4 cups of water in pitcher or jar or something.

No need to boil the water ('less you want to)

Store in the refrigerator ('cause of ants & stuff)

Change the mixture ever so often, depending on how hot it is - when it's in the 90's, every 2 or 3 days.  If it's cooler it can go longer.

Patti Anne did not add red coloring to the mixture - the feeder itself is red with little red flower shapes and she figured that was good enough.

They's probably other ways, as I used to say before I went to school, but this worked.  For what it's worth, we can now look at humming birds every now and then.

1 comment:

Heather said...

That is cool that yall are getting them. We had them here for about 3 months, I always enjoy watching them and miss them already.