The other day when I was in Valemount, a woman complimented me on the relevance of this cartoon. It is rooted in reality. We are really going through the a lot of sugar this summer, trying to keep the hummingbirds happy.
Toward the end of April, I was getting concerned about hummingbirds. Usually they are buzzing around by then, and I had only seen one. I wondered if something had happened to them wintering in the Southern US or along their migration into Canada, where they come to breed. I didn’t have any, and friends who are usually overwhelmed by a huge numbers of hummers were also asking where they were.
I guess all that worrying was done in vain, because eventually they appeared in great numbers and now they are draining my sugar supplies. I have to fill my hummingbird feeder every two days, which is a lot faster than normal.
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