Hummingbirds Tank Up

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

The severe drought we were having in 2011 brought Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in record numbers to our backyard feeders. Flowers all year were scarce so to get their little tanks full for a 2,000-mile journey south, they relied on my daily feeder maintenance. These miniature feathered friends drank more than a gallon of solution per day during the peak, cooked from scratch in my kitchen in usual fashion with 4 parts water, 1 part sugar, boiled 5 minutes, then cooled.

Stop.  Look.  Listen.
Enjoy all nature has to offer.

Share Your Garden! My Zero-Work Garden, Giant Zucchini and Second Year Eggplant

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“A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising, and then after all, little by little, it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.” ~ Gertrude Stein

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