Outside my family room window are two hummingbird feeders. Hummingbirds usually leave the Northwest for the winter. Thanks to my neighbor’s “Hummer Food Secret Recipe”, my little friends never leave. My husband weekly cleans out the feeders and refills them with fresh liquid. In fact, two winters ago when it was very cold and snowy, he would put the feeders in the garage at night to avoid freezing. One particular morning when he was walking back out with them, the Hummers could not wait for the feeders to be hung and just latched onto them while he carried them. It was AWESOME!!!! So, here is the recipe, but here is the other trick…..my hubby doubles the sugar content in the winter as the Hummers need extra sugar energy when it is cold. Just remember, feed them and they will come!
Hummer Food Secret Recipe: Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Boil and refrigerate before filling feeders.