It's that wonderful time of year again. Today our hummingbirds came back. We had such a gorgeous sunny day.
It's time for me to make their food again. I found the recipe on the Internet. It cost just pennies.
Hummingbird Nectar Recipe
1 part sugar/4 parts water
Boil the water first, then measure and add sugar, at the rate of 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water.
Let cool and store excess in refrigerator until ready to use.
Do not add food coloring, honey (which ferments), or artificial sweetener, which has no nutritional value.
You will need to clean your feeder about once a week. According to the National Audubon Society, this should be done by rinsing with one part white vinegar to four parts water. If the feeder is dirty, try adding a few grains of dry rice to the vinegar solution to help scrub it clean. Follow the vinegar wash by rinsing three times with clear, warm water before refilling with sugar solution.
"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him." Nahum 1:7