Saturday, August 22, 2009


This has been an EXTRAORDINARY year for hummingbird watching. John has, for many years, been the #1 hummingbird guy in our county. Possibly the entire State of Iowa. We have 40, maybe 60 or 100 little hummingbirds flitting around our four QUART SIZE feeders all day long.
John goes through 20 pounds of sugar every week. IT IS QUITE A SIGHT. The best thing is that he hung the feeders right outside the porch screen -- so when we're eating a meal -- the birds are only about 2 feet from where we're sitting.

One afternoon, my cousin Kim & I were sitting on the porch, visiting -- and she said, "those little birds are making so much noise, I can't hear myself think."

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