Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Homemade Humming Bird Nectar Recipe is the Best Way to Go and Packing

Every recipe I read for the hummingbird nectar is the same. However some people do not understand the one part to four parts.
Another thing I have read is not to put red dye in the hummingbirds nectar. Give them fresh nectar every few days and clean the feeder. 
Sometimes I wonder if we are helping or killing these little guys. 
Anyway I have a lot of hummingbirds looking for food and did not put any out this year because it's a lot of work to be that responsible for making fresh nectar and replacing with fresh every few days and cleaning the feeder. I am not always in the mood for that. 
However I feel so bad they are looking all over for it at my house going right up to the windows. 

Recipe for Hummingbird Nectar

1 cup sugar
4 cups water

Heat the water and add the sugar until it dissolves and stir very well. Add to feeder and change out every few days. Be sure to clean the feeder before adding fresh new nectar. There will be some leftover nectar most likely so you can store it in the fridge. I don't fill my feeders all the way up that way it does not get wasted. My hummingbirds are very stingy and aggressive and don't like to share 
so I normally only have a few feeding off the one feeder. 

I know today is 9-11 and I am hearing all the sad stories. Really brings you back to that very sad day. God Bless all those that lost family and all the wonderful people that worked so tirelessly to save lives and look for those that they knew we're not alive.

Nope not time to get to Idaho yet, the house has not closed. I am aimlessly going through the house each day wondering if I should pack or not pack? Will the house close? It's supposed to close on the 20th, but I ask and get no definite answer. It's so frustrating. 
Today we took picture and art off the walls and painted where the pictures were. I took a lot of things and packed it so stage the house for selling. 
Just to get rid of clutter. If anything goes wrong with the house, we will just sell this one and figure out the next step. I am sure everything will be ok. But if the house does not close in time the sellers could get mad and cut the deal off.

So this room was once two rooms and we removed the fireplace wall that separated the two rooms and made into one large open area. We got a new blue couch a few years ago and now the furniture does not match. Well the chairs and couches. They don't have lazy-boy where we are going so we ordered a new recliner couch in blue, that is the only couch Steve will sit on. It will be here Friday. My son will take the old greenish tan couch under my quilt and I will move the tan chair to out in the garage to open up the space and it will flow better with the same colored furniture, at least I think so. And removing the chair will help as well. The space is a nice space. I will try to get a decent photo after the new couch arrives on Saturday. Thankful we took down the wall and fireplace that separated these rooms it was just so weird. 

With so many things off the wall it looks so bare, but I think this is a good idea, helps people imagine their own things in that space. 

Take Care and Have a Wonderful Evening!


  1. I buy the mix in the store for our hummingbirds but have written down a recipe from Pinterest just in case I want to do it myself next year. I am sure they appreciate the work you have gone through for them :)
    Hope the house closes soon, I can only imagine the anxiety of it all but keeping busy by packing things away will help and less you will have to do later.

  2. Houses are selling here like crazy. A friend of ours just sold theirs in less than 30 hours from listing time. It is insane! I hope that you can close and get moved.


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat