We have quite the crew of hummingbirds this summer.
They have consumed 5 pounds of sugar in their homemade nectar.
This feeder has nectar in it still.
The hummers have been draining our four feeders rapidly because of our intense summer heat. Basically the plants, grass, and we ourselves are wilting.
1 Cup white sugar
4 Cups water
Boil for two minutes then cool completely.
It is important not to skip this step as it helps
prevent bacterial growth in a high sugar solution.
Keep unused solution in the refrigerator.
Our hummers will fly to South America soon.
They will return on April 1st next year.
In Olive Out news Joe is humming along too after his hip replacement.
He is walking without a cane and now driving.
I cannot say how much blogging I will be doing in the future.
I have gotten many things accomplished whilst disconnected
from the web BUT I have missed all of you terribly.
I made jewelry from vintage pieces of jewelry, thrifted here and there, painted two doors, cooked up a storm, cleaned a horrible storage room, played with a fat cat, played with my dog, sent CC off to school, and cared for my sweet man.
Windswept Ridge is the home of the former owners of Ridge Antiques
where we have our four booths.
They sold the business and are moving.
They gave a dealer and customer appreciation party on Sunday.
I thought you might enjoy seeing the house and some of the antiques inside.
They love Victorian antiques.
The staircase is tall and narrow. Yikes.
This is a gorgeous Oriental piece of art.
They once sold Oriental antiques.
The food was spectacular.
That punch had a kick as well as being pretty.
In Olive Out news the summer has got away from me in a hundred and fifty ways. Thank you all for checking on us. Joe is having a total hip replacement on July 29th. It was more than a shock to him that he needed this surgery. Joe has never had surgery or ever spent a day in hospital.
Please pray for Joe this Tuesday.
Because of his surgery I will be away from blogging for a while longer.
To see interior Country Christmas House images click here.
In Olive Out news Joe and I have been going to scads of doctors appointments.
I had an MRI on my shoulder as my Rheumatologist was shocked
that one had not been done.
Joe had really bad health news which I cannot go into now.
We are still mulling his test results over.
I am one week late with this promised post and am afraid I will be away again this week.
I have Grand Jury duty starting in the morning.
Say a prayer for me that it will not be a long session as I am not feeling as good as usual.