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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cat TV

Time for a true confession....

I'm going to get you.. "Ma-a-a-a-a-a "
As cute as they are, as fun as they are to watch, I feed the birds not for the sake of the birds but rather for the amusement of my furry children.. the cats. My cats are housecats so the closest they come to "hunting" is typically when Mr. Mittens swats off a spool of thread off the table and proceeds to make a force field of almost invisible and uncrossable means. So for the amusement of my three balls of fluff (i.e. our Lords and Masters) I set out a feeder where they can threaten to their hearts content, any who would dare to come close to their domain.

The birds for their role, simply ignore the cats. They fully know that there is no real danger regardless of how much it is threatened... and there are threats. The "Ma-a-a-a-a-a " sounds that I've only heard the cats make when they are "talking to the birds". Today I'm going to give you a simple receipt for making homemade hummingbird nectar.

We've all seen the bright red, not found in nature hummingbird nectar found in the stores. The reality is that we can make the same thing at home without the artificial dye. Essentially it is a simple syrup so what you don't feed the birds, you could always mix in your drink... just saying. It is almost embarrassing how simple this is to make...

Simple Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

1 part sugar
4 parts water

A part can be anything you want it to be as long as you are consistent.

In this case, I used a 1/4 cup measure so it worked out to be, 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water.

Pour your sugar and water into a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently.

Take off the burner and allow to cool.

Fill your feeder and let the hummingbirds
know you are open for business!

1 comment:

  1. i totally feel you on doing this for your cat's entertainment. i have tv trays out and open by the windows in my sunroom so my cats can be at window level. they don't look good, but the cats are happy!