|Easy Hummingbird Food|
I make my own hummingbird food, rather than buy the packets which, by the way, contain red food dyes for no reason. My hummingbird food mixture is simple and quick. Boil 2 cups of water and add 1/2 cup sugar, stir until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Let the mix cool completely before putting it in your feeders.
I go through quite a lot of this food (I have three feeders ), so I mix it up in a
2 quart mason jar and store any leftover in the refrigerator. Whenever you make a larger batch, just make sure to keep the sugar/water ratio at 1:4 - one part sugar to four parts water.
Last year I had a very very friendly ruby-throated hummingbird in the yard all summer. When I sat out on the deck, he got comfortable enough to come within a foot or two of me. I'm hoping we'll become even better friends this year!
Life is good! Enjoy it more by bringing hummingbirds to your yard!