I was so happy to see these little charmers come to the farm in April. I always put out the feeders by April 15th and this year they were right on time. We started with two and then a third arrived. I made sure there were flowers blooming all spring and through the summer for variety and by the first week of August we had over thirty drinking the nectar we provided for them. We had five feeders going most of the summer and through July and August the feeders had to be filled daily. They are big drinkers and feisty when it comes to “THEIR” feeder. I was never able to identify more than four males at a time and the females were more territorial than the males. We noticed this weekend that the flock was dwindling down and we now only have about twelve to fifteen and I’ve taken down one of the feeders. I’ll slowly wean them from the feeders as the month goes out and by September 15th through the 25th they should all have started their migration south. Just another hint of the end of summer!!
Country Girl Through & Through
I'm a country girl from the western part of Virginia in a small community of New Castle/Craig County. I've lived in Craig all my life-eighteen years with my parents and siblings and forty + years with my wonderful husband.
We have two children, a boy and a girl, and two grandchildren, all of which we love very much. We live on a 500 acre+ farm that has been in my husbands family for over 200 years. We are raising beef cattle, chickens, rabbits and a couple dogs.. We grow pretty much all we eat or harvest from the farm and I can't imagine living anywhere else.
I love to create, craft, quilt, read, write, decorate, crochet, candlewick, bake, bow hunt, cook, garden, farm animals and walking/hunting in the woods. I love sharing our home with family and friends.
I hope you enjoy the posts that I enter on my blog and hopefully will be helpful and/or fun to all that read it.
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