Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Best $10 We've Spent

We bought this hummingbird feeder about a week and a half ago. THEY LOVE IT! I'm telling you it is like Animal Kingdom out here. We get so many hummingbirds, in fact tonight while we were eating dinner, there were 5 of them flying around fighting over this sugary red nectar. I think total I have seen around 7 of them flying around waiting for their turn. We got the feeder at Wal-Mart and the nectar is a mix. I have heard that you can use sugar water but the red color is what attracts them.

Mike got this shot (below) this afternoon. It is truly amazing how fast their little wings flap. They are the smallest things and when they are perched on the feeder, they drink the nectar so fast. I think they might eat us out of house and home. I just filled this day before yesterday and they have already gone through half of it.

We had Chicken Bruschetta tonight...oooh, it was so good!


I'm headed to Ohio tomorrow to visit Christy and my parents! So much fun! We have a big weekend planned with trips to Goodwill, the thrift store and so much more!

19 comments:

Shannon said...

So cool! I really have not seen one that attaches to the window. I bet that is really neat! Have fun in Ohio! Can't wait to see pictures!

Christy said...

When you are here we need to get some of that mix for my feeder. Great picture Mike:)

I can't wait to see you!!!

Kim said...

Oh...your Chicken Bruschetta looks amazing!!!

Have fun visiting your sister and family.

Travel safe.

Kim~

Rae said...

Happy travels! Can't wait to see what treasures you and Christy find!!

sea mystery said...

Sarah, I found you through your sister Christy's blog. I have put you in my favorites. Thank you both for sharing such great pics and recipes. xxoo

Mrs. Jones said...

Have fun on your trip!

~Heather

Scrapper Mom said...

We love watching our hummingbirds too. They can get a little defensive, huh?

Hope you and Christy don't get too busy to blog over the next few days.

Have fun.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

It is so much fun to watch the hummingbirds. I have one hanging outside my kitchen window too. That dinner looks wonderful! Have a safe trip and great visit with your family.

Darlene said...

I absolutely adore hummingbirds. We have a feeder and have several that fight over it. Great picture your husband captured....mine are usually a bit blurry...crummy camera.

Your Chicken Bruschetta looks like it was YUMMY!!

Susan said...

Have a great time this weekend. I'll be thinking of you guys thrifting together. Will expect to see photos of all the good finds!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I just found your blog and am loving it. You have some great recipes.
In my hummingbird feeder I boil 4 cups of water and add 1 cup of sugar. When it's cool I fill my feeder with it. It's so much cheaper than the stuff at the stores.
Blessings~~

Katie said...

I didn't put mine out this year! :o( I definitely will next year because I miss watching those little guys. Have fun on your trip and be safe! Happy treasure hunting!! :o)

Katie said...

OH! I was going to say that I have used sugar water in mine when I ran out of the "red" stuff. Just boil the water, add the sugar, and let it cool. And I never noticed a difference with it.

Heather said...

We have had a record number of hummingbirds this year - they are even enjoying our geraniums! I am glad you are enjoying your feeder - so much fun to enjoy the beauty of God's creation 'up close and personal' like that!

I found you through your comment at Katie's blog - Harrington House. I thought if you were a kindred heart with her sweet self, you might be worth visiting, and I'm glad I came!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love your blog! So fun to stop by and take a peek! We just put up a hummingbird feeder, too. We keep seeing the little ones flying around and I hope they find the feeder soon.:-)

I love your idea about framing the scrapbook paper for extra color. I think I will try it at my house! Thanks! Lori

Nikki said...

That's pretty cool. My grandparents have hummingbirds and they are really neat to watch.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHh love those little guys! We have a bunch of them...and they get VERY territorial. Did you know they weigh less than a penny? They also are quite clean and can get picky if the feeder gets too dirty. Sorry if too much info rofl. I have a hummingbird book. You also can use 3 parts water to 1 part sugar..and than I take some red food dye and put it in. I always enjoy visiting here! cherry

Bobbie said...

I keep meaning to get a feeder for the hummingbirds... I dont see any around. I wonder if they will find it? I do feed the other birds and watch a couple of red birds visit each morning.

At Home Redesigns said...

Love the hummingbird feeder. Great idea....I love it when those little creatures come around...