Monday, July 28, 2014

Sweet things

It's a rainy, chilly (for August) day here today. Just 18C/65F. I don't mind!

Look who showed up at my new window hummingbird feeder:

Little Miss Ruby Throat. I just love my new feeders! I have three different versions. They are from a great Etsy shop in Arizona. You can see another one at the upper left of this photo:

The little cups that hold the syrup are dishwasher-safe. They are small, but that encourages you to clean them regularly. I bought extras and just switch them out every day or so, throwing the dirty ones in the dishwasher. Much easier than cleaning  the traditional glass-bottle feeders, and I think these copper ones are beautiful. I've ordered two for my mother-in-law.

And here's something else sweet...

The first crop of honey. It's going to be a fantastic honey year. My bees are awesome.

And an update on Garage Kitty. The trap worked last night (Raincoast Trading tuna, only the best for our cat!) I got up this morning to find her lying quietly in the towel-covered trap. Not a peep out of her (him?) on the way to the vet. They are going to spay/neuter the cat, vaccinate, deworm, treat for fleas and ticks, and do a health check. Dr. Dave said they may remove her extra toes if they are going to present a problem for her in later life. He is going to let her recuperate at the vet clinic until Thursday or Friday before we her loose. We want to make sure she is completely healed up and free of infection before we let her outside. I am so relieved she is safe at the vet's, being well looked after! I'll give you another status update when I have one.

Not a bad day!


  1. Humming birds and honey? A good combination.

  2. The garden is looking fabulous!
    And oh to have hummingbirds at the window. How cool is that.

  3. Anonymous1:40 pm

    Your garden is looking lovely. Cute hummingbird feeder. It's surprisingly hard to find a really good one. No problem with shipping to Can? The honey looks yummy.

  4. Well I for one would love to get one of those feeders. I keep leaving mine behind at camping spots.


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