Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Welcome! This is a good day for many cups of coffee. Yesterday it was 88 degrees and today it is 38 degrees and snowing. And so, it goes when you live at a mile high.
I promised to blog whenever I get the opportunity during growing season and this is my opportunity. Everything is planted, just in time to bring all the pots that we could in the house so that they won’t freeze. I am praying over my little tomatoes and cucumbers that I had to leave out but covered up.
There was one spot of hope for spring this morning. There was a hummingbird at the feeder. The feeder has been out for about two weeks and that seems to be about what it takes for them to find it and start feeding. Remember, if you have a hummingbird feeder, only use sugar water and never honey. Bring four cups of water to a boil then dissolve in one cup of white sugar. Don’t color it either. I’m not sure why the commercial food is always colored red. It’s not for the hummingbirds, they don’t care. My butterfly feeder uses the same food. In an attempt to keep the squirrels away from the feeders, I set up a feeding station for them on the other side of the yard.
It may be a while before I get back to this. I will be traveling. In the meantime, I hope you found some ideas here to take care of the creatures in your yard. I’m not cooking much these days, so I don’t have a recipe to share this time around.
Until next time, enjoy the nature in your own back yard.