Friday, July 19, 2013

It Came with the Ranchlet - Hummingbird Feeder and Nectar Recipe

          This hummingbird feeder is just outside my door.  A few days ago I saw a little hummingbird hovering over the feeder looking for nectar.  With everything to do getting settled in a new home, the feeder went neglected.  This afternoon I was determined to get the hummingbirds back.

Clean feeder and fresh nectar

          That dark mark on the base had me stumped.  I tried and tried to scrub it off. I lost that battle and the mark is still there.  
          While hanging the filled feeder I soon realized the purpose of the mark.  It is let me know which hole the hook goes into to hold the feeder still in these harsh New Mexico winds.  Can you imagine the little hummers being whipped around in this wind, holding on for dear life.

Thanks to that little fellow's visit this feeder is now clean and full all ready for him to return... and bring his friends.

Nectar Recipe
1 cup sugar
4 cups water

Stir together sugar and water in saucepan.  Bring to boil.  Boil just long enough for sugar to dissolve and mixture to become clear.  Cool.  Makes 4 1/2 cups nectar.

1 comment:

  1. I loved your article, it was very informative...would love it if you hopped on by our blog hop on Sunday...The Homesteaders Hop.