Aug 13, 2008

Hummingbird feeder with nectar recipe



My Knight bought me a new hummingbird feeder at Farmway in Bradford, VT. It replaces the cheap plastic one that I've been using the past few years. This one is glass with a plastic base and is just so sweet.
Speaking of sweet I made a little bird food for my wee little visitors to savor. It is easy-
~Hummingbird Nectar~
Needs:
Water
White sugar
pan
funnel
stirring gadget
4 parts water, 1 part sugar is your ratio...so make a batch as big or small as you like. You don't need to add anything else, though some add food coloring (red or yellow), but with the red base this should be enough to attract your wee feathered friends.
Store any remaining nectar in the refrigerator in a covered container. Your feeder should be cleaned once a week or so-I find a hot water rinse with a little vinegar does a dandy job of cleaning it out for the next round of nectar.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Oh my gosh! I needed this recipe. My feeder is empty! Thanks for sharing!

Velvia said...

Hi Kimmie!
I make my own nectar too! I love your household hints and the fact that they're natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. I'm going to start trying them around my home.

I read your post about your adoption fundraiser, I think it's a wonderful idea! I wish I could contribute, but unfortunately it's not possible right now. I will continue to pray for you and your family though.
Love, Velvia

Ashley Winters said...

I love hummingbirds. They are one of my favorite birds. We don't have any around here though, but I absolutely love them. Your hubby sounds so thoughtful!

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