Daily Archives: June 25, 2019

Feed Them and They Shall Come

I have had 2 Hummingbird feeders filled with the store bought nectar for quite a while now hanging from trees and they never came.  I don’t know if it was the nectar or the location.

After watching a couple of videos I decided to make my own basic nectar and to move the feeders.

The nectar is a 1 to 4 ratio (some sites give a different ratio). Add 1 cup of sugar for every 4 cups of water.  Mix together well in a pot and boil.   Make sure you stir well.  Let cool then pour into feeder.

Now you wait…..

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By the next morning there were Hummingbirds! By the time I got my camera ready they were gone.

Once I came home from work and after messing in the garden for a few minutes I sat and waited for them to return.

I did not have to wait long….

I believe the red one is a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird  and the less colorful one is the female Red-throated Hummingbird.

Why are males always more colorful in nature?

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I finally captured a picture of 2 of the young groundhogs. There is still another young one and their mother.

The saga continues and I am sure they are playing with full bellies from my vegetables. I have faith that I will prevail in the end.

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Lurking Turkey

My garden needed some upgrades, a much higher gate and a much higher fence. Over the weekend a friend and I fixed the situation. Next is to paint it and get some stone to keep the door looking nice not so muddy.

It seems like we fixed the fence and gate just in time to keep a lurking Turkey out of the garden… at least for now.

Arai noticed the Turkey hanging just behind the new fencing. It appears that she was sizing it up.

I am glad that she decided to move on. Once she realizes she can easily fly into it game over for my little garden.

On my post from yesterday, I mentioned how I have not cut the grass by the garden since last summer. You can see just how wild the grass and bushes have gotten.

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Flower of the Day – 6/25/19

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~ Maya Angelou

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