This I’ve Learned


about getting a hummingbird feeder. I often see hummingbirds in my yard darting among my flowers. It’s neat watching them. Many of my friends talk about how much they enjoy having a feeder and encourage me to get one. Some of these people are the same ones who tell me I should get a pet. Maybe I can call the hummingbirds pets.

(Taken from Old Farmer’s Almanac)
Bee hummingbirds are the tiniest of all birds, weighing less than an ounce and 2” long.
They have the unique ability to fly in any direction, even backward.
Hummingbirds can hover in midair when sipping nectar from brightly-colored flowers with their long, slender beaks.
They are capable of beating their wings about 70 beats per second, producing a buzz audible to human ears.
While whizzing about the garden, they expend so much energy that they must eat at least half their body weight each day to replace the calories that they burn up. This means eating almost constantly—from sunrise to sunset—visiting thousands of flowers.

(Taken from Household Hint Handbook)
Stale nuts will freshen up if you toast them in a 300-degree oven for 10 minutes.
If gravy seems greasy, stir in a little baking soda before serving.
Soak wilted lettuce in cold water with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Put in fridge and it should perk up after about an hour.
If you over salt stew or soup, add a couple raw potatoes to the pot. The potatoes will absorb salt as they cook. Remove and discard the potatoes.
To cut a frosted cake, rinse the knife in hot water first.

It’s not what we do that counts but how we do it. It may be a job, grades in school, an everyday chore, or actually anything we do.
Knowing we are doing our very best gives us a good feeling about ourselves. Isn’t that what matters?  Think about it!

Good judgement comes from experience – Experience comes from bad judgement.
A pessimist sees less in anything; an optimist sees more in everything.

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