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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

193 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
193 Posts

Posted - Jul 31 2019 :  7:22:35 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Venessa keep us informed! I'm loving the look of this! Off my railing in front of my window sill! This my first time doing this and I am so in love with hummingbirds!

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1039 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1039 Posts

Posted - Jul 31 2019 :  8:51:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a hummer buzz me on my front porch two days ago!! Came right up to my face, buzzed around me and flew away! Just love that they can be so trusting! Beautiful little creatures!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1093 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1093 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2019 :  5:02:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am happy to report that one smart hummingbird has discovered it. You can see him hovering above the feeder. The bees aren't able to get any syrup and so far neither are the ants. The tube is easy to clean and refill. It is a good feeder as long as you toss the cord and use wire or such to keep it stable.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2019 :  6:29:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vanessa, I love the hummingbird feeder. I have never seen one like it before. Glad the little hungry monsters are starting to use it. The feeder looks great with the planters of flowers around it. I bet they like the flowers, too.

April, I love it when they buzz right up to me also. They are so fearless for being such little things.

I have five of them now. At least I have seen five of them at the feeders at a time. They are so fun to watch.

Lori Beck
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1621 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1621 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2019 :  7:36:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohhh, Vanessa! Cool feeder!! I've finally figured out what my hummers favorite fenders are and now they get fresh food every other day. I'm back up to 12, thankfully.

April, I love sitting on our front porch to watch them!! They will occasionally come and check us out too! I stay real still and can even feel the wind from their wings!!!! Do you have the ruby throated kind or another species??

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1621 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1621 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2019 :  7:37:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lori? Has your weather been extremely wet or dry and hot? I'm glad you've got 5 plus now!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2019 :  4:46:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianna, the summer started out wet and hot. We haven't had much rain here lately. It cooled down to the 80's and the humidity went down but today the heat has been creeping up. When we moved here 2 years ago, we didn't have any hummingbirds that I could see. By the end of the first summer I seen 1. I put a feeder out and ended up with 2 by the time they had to migrate. I'm thankful to have 5 of them now. At the house we moved from we had over 23 coming out to eat at a time. I was constantly filling feeders and I loved it. I am hoping to get the little darlins built up to that amount here if I can.

Lori Beck
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

699 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
699 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  06:00:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love that feeder Vanessa---never seen one. Happy to say my hummers have returned---seen about twenty or more this morning. Thy are eating more than two quarts a day. I always feel lonely when they leave---like that lonely feeling when good company leaves.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  09:24:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I just finished this Hummingbird Diamond Painting...because I love them so much!! I just sprayed it
yesterday and now need to frame it. Thought you gals might like to see it!

Love, Hugs, and Joy,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

419 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
419 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  12:43:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very pretty! I haven't heard the term "diamond painting" before. It looks like needlepoint. What exactly is it?

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  5:54:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barbara, I had over 20 hummingbirds at the other house but only have 5 that I have seen here. I guess it will build up. I sure hope so as I just love seeing them.

PeggyAnn, your painting is absolutely beautiful. I have never heard of diamond painting before. You did a wonderful job on it. Thank you so much for letting us all see it.



Lori Beck
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

699 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
699 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2019 :  09:06:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They will build up Lori because they always return to the same house to have babies. The little monsters are eating so much. It is noon here and they have already eaten a quart. Good for them that I love animals. Do you wash your feeders each time or just wipe them out? I have gone to wiping them out and only cleaning every three days. They are a task, but I will sure miss them when they leave the end of this month.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

699 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
699 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2019 :  09:08:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Peggy Ann that is a beautiful painting. I like to do paint by numbers and have seen the diamond painting kits for sale. I think I will try one.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2019 :  10:35:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith...Diamond Painting (just google it) are tiny little round or square pieces of plastic (called drills). I prefer
5D Diamond Painting using round drills, I'm not a fan of square drills though I have done several of them. 5D is a term
that means the diamond drills have been cut 5 times on the top of the drill to give it a shiny diamond affect...just like
how the diamond in a Wedding ring is faceted. You can also get 3D diamond drills or just flat round tops. The bigger the
number of the cut the more sparkly your picture turns out. The bigger the size of the Diamond Painting (like this Humming-
bird one is a 40x50) the better your picture will turn out. I try not to get anything smaller than a 30x40). You use a small
diamond painting pen to place your drills onto the canvas. The canvas is sticky to adhere the drills. You only rmove a small
portion of the plastic at a time...so you don't dry out the glue they use. You just fold the small portion you are going
to work on back on itself...so when you get that part done you lay the plastic back over it and then stack books on top of
the section you completed. I do this at night so I can leave them under the books overnight. You can order your Pictures
on-line...there are so many to choose from and so many different companies to order from. Amazon carries them, I also use
Easy Whim, Shimmer, and so many many many more. I don't suggest buying them from crafting stores as they are the middle
man and so they charge more for them.

I hope you do try them too Barbara. It is much easier than embroidery or paint by number. Extremely Addicting too.

Love and Smiles,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

419 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
419 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2019 :  6:13:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy Ann -- Thank you for the great description of diamond painting. Just when I think I've seen everything something new pops up. I love it; it keeps life interesting.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2019 :  8:09:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I seen the smallest hummingbird I have ever seen. It was all green and so tiny I had to look twice to make sure I was really seeing it. I was able to walk up to within a foot of where it was perched on the feeder. What a beautiful hummingbird. So shiny and bright. They just seem to brighten my day every time I see one out my window or when one flies by me while I am sitting on the swing outside. By far they are my favorite bird.

Lori Beck
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

193 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
193 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2019 :  6:15:05 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Lori it was a baby fledglings to new to be worried about anything. I had little gangs of them for a while but now its thinned down to a few. Love the show and how they chase each other!

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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2019 :  7:58:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for sharing that with me Vicki. It is such a darling little thing. It will sit on the feeder for the longest time. When I moved here I was so afraid that there wouldn't be any hummingbirds. I'm so glad I have them. They are getting used to me and I can get close to them now.

Lori Beck
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

699 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
699 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  02:59:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lori---I too saw a baby hummingbird one chilly morning. It was so chilled it couldn't move, so I brought it in the house on the feeder to warm it up and put warm feed in the feeder. It stayed on the feeder upside down and went around and around as I twisted the bottom off and filled the feeder. When it got warmer outside I took it back outside and it set on the feeder a long time and was finally able to fly off. That is the only baby I have ever seen and it was a great experience.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2019 :  5:56:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barbara, what a wonderful and kind thing to do. Poor thing. I would have done the same thing. It is so precious to see the babies. Today one flew right up by me and stayed there for a little while. We just kinda stared at each other. It was an adult one. I now have 6 hummingbirds here. I have a feeling that next year it will double. It seems like more and more of them are coming around. I'm going to be sad to see them leave at the end of the season.

Lori Beck
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