Hello everyone; yes, believe it or not, once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, here to bring you today’s garden news. You may remember me from such posts as “The First Snow” and “A Day At The Opera”, among so many others.
Here I am looking quite formal and serious. I think this is the way I’m supposed to look when my picture is taken. I did learn that there was a cat in the garden yesterday, but the guy I live with didn’t tell me until today.As you may know, there has been an ongoing battle with rodents in the garden here. The bird feeding season began in earnest just a couple of weeks ago (though there is always something hanging in a feeder somewhere here), and the guy I live with said just yesterday that it had become rodent feeding season instead. He would rather feed birds.He said it was one thing to have rodents running all over the yard, and quite another to be feeding them. So he bought an extra fancy squirrel baffle today.So far (like in the last few hours), it’s worked pretty well.
The guy I live with hits his head on this feeder every single day. And yet, he knows it’s there, because he put it there.
He also bought a cage for one of the feeders. The feeder has to have a place to screw into the bottom part of the cage, otherwise, as he discovered when he tried to make his own feeder cage, the squirrel just hangs on one side of the cage, and, gravity being what it is, the feeder tube just falls against it, and so the squirrel can shovel out the seed.
Okay, so, picture this. The feeder, and its sturdy, heavy cage, are hanging from the Russian hawthorn, basically right in the middle of the path. How long do you think it will be before the guy I live with bangs his head on it?
That’s all there is for today. I just wanted to show you the new fortifications in the daily war with the rodents.