...and I have a lot of hummingbirds as dependents. We feed many of our wild neighbors but I get the most pleasure sitting under my deck at dusk surrounded by thirty or more hummingbirds sipping at three suspended feeders and zooming around. Kids had been consuming 3 quarts of nectar a day but today marks when 3 feeders are not enough, needed to add a forth after coming home from an epic TW ride. Oh well, 8 cups of sugar is actually easier to mix in a gallon of water than 6 in 6 quarts. I use an electric drill spinning paint mixer to speed up the batch prep time. Time to buy more bags of sugar soon.