Recently Sug, who lives in Glade Cottage, determined that a stained glass window would look nice in the small window near the kitchen sink that overlooks the woods.
The color scheme in The Cottage is generally aqua blue and ruby red with heavy doses of white.
For no particular reason I had started getting hummingbird items for Sug because we have both become fascinated by them. When I saw this stained glass window at Plow and Hearth on sale I texted it to Sug.
Sug ordered it and it came in a few days very well-packed in styrofoam.
When she unpacked it we were both excited to see that the window (18″ by 24″) was in the colors of The Cottage.
And it fit the window almost perfectly.
Ultimately the plan is to hang the stained glass in the top of the window.
When The Glade was renovated we had outdoor motion-sensored security lights installed.
Now that we have two puppies living on the property the lighting is even more important because they want to go outside to the elimination area day and night.
Sug’s puppy Rory has his own area near The Cottage.
A new set of lights has been added to the corner of The Cottage.
The light shines on the west yard but the motion sensor picks up movement on the Cottage deck.
We can’t actually see the motion sensors on the house lights because they’re mounted on the second floor eaves but the Cottage sensor has a small red light that lets you know you’ve tripped the device.
The switch for the fixture has been mounted in the Cottage attic and is set on dusk to dawn motion sensing.
After much research the recipe is easy: 4 to 1, water to sugar. Translated into easy terms that’s 4 cups of water to one cup of sugar which exactly fills our two 16-ounce feeders. Don’t use honey, brown sugar, unrefined sugar or sugar substitutes, as they can be harmful to hummingbirds.
Boil the water until the sugar is totally dissolved. Boiling kills germs that might cause premature spoiling. Do NOT add red coloring because it is not necessary and might cause harm.
Then fill the feeder and wait for the birds.
We’re having 7 days of rain. How ’bout your weather?