Friday, May 25, 2012

Humming right along......slowly but surely

I take vitamins but nothing seems to help...I'm just a slug anymore.  I didn't blog yesterday because I went shopping to Walmart and came home exhausted.  I even went to bed early!  Maybe those people who drive around in those carts in Walmart are on to something...ya think?
I got all my stuff for Memorial Day except any decorations.  I may have to run up to the Dollar Store later.  Did you see the cute decorations and vignette that Elaine has for Memorial Day?  It's so cute!  Go visit her at Sunny Simple Life
I got all the food but never once thought about decorations!  I have a few ideas though now that Elaine jogged my brain!
 Meanwhile, did I mention the hummingbirds have been back for awhile and I feed them all the time.   I didn't know how until I came down here and they're everywhere!  I saw a few up North too but never fed them but here I do.  My Mother had a feeder hanging right outside the kitchen window here and I do too.  Someone told me that the same hummingbirds and their family come back to the same feeders every year so even though my Mother has passed and so have her hummingbirds that she fed.  Her daughter(me)  and the relatives of the hummers she fed are still connected.  I find that amazing!  Just in case you've never had hummingbirds or a feeder here's the scoop!

The syrup you make for hummingbirds is a 4 to 1 ratio.  I make mine with 1/2 cup REAL sugar (no Splenda or anything artificial) and 2 cups of water.  I put it in a pan and bring it to a boil and stir until it is all dissolved.  Basically, it's a simple syrup.  I let it cool in the pan and then using a funnel I transfer it to my feeder.  I have 2 feeders with one being clean and ready at all times.  The other is the one in use.

After I fill it I screw on the top and then flip it over 

    Then I hang it in the same place my Mother hung hers so many years ago.

 Happy Friday and thank for stopping by!


  1. Aw thanks for the very sweet mention. I just use a lot of flags stuck around and a centerpiece on the dining table. I did find a cute red white a blue pennant banner thing at Walmart for like a dollar and change.

  2. I often feel like a slug. Especially with all the dust keeping us indoors. It cleared some so was able to meet friends out for coffee this morn. No hummingbirds over here -- but lots of desserts that are covered in a simple syrup (I don't eat those anymore). Would rather make my own desserts at home. Hope you are having a super Saturday. Tammy

  3. The hummers are think as thieves here. It's been so August dry it's not unusual for me to feed ten pounds of sugar a week.

    God bless and have a super great weekend!!! :o)

  4. I came by from T's blog. We have loads of hummingbirds too...I have 6 feeders that I refill each week, those guys can go through the syrup!
    Have a great weekend.


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