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Using Bone Ashes in the Garden. 12.9.18
Kathy, I've never tried the aluminum pie pan method of scaring birds, but I did buy plastic strips with hundreds of laser created spots that look like eyes. I put them in my cherry trees and they kept the birds from eating all my cherries. It appeared they ate none after that.
Having large piles of tree chips is probably going to breed mice, even in the middle of the city. The one I found in the house may be the start of that. I plan on spreading them out over my whole place, which should cut-down on the breeding.
Thomas, wish I had the land to be a plant rescuer like you :)
Hope you get some apples in the spring.
To mow, or not to mow, that is the question.
Spud, I am happy to learn you did not get flooded out with broken pipes, or fall into a mole hole. I always look for your comments and enjoy the things you write. Keep it up, if you have time, please.
I wrote messages to Chris (CA) and Spud to inquire how they are doing. I received an answer from Chis, but I could find only part of it. The rest of the comment seems to have gone into thin air and not to be opened. I check my Gmail, and the other obvious places to look and could find nothing more. Here is Chris' partial comment is:
"Regarding the fire,"Residents living on road up the hill were evacuated. Neighbors with respriatory problems left. I have a 'fly-a-way kit" ready when it comes time for me to evacuate. That includ..."------------
Happily, Spud responded to the group and brought us up to date on his activities.
Thomas, thank you for your informative comment, especially describing your experience with wildlife and the field.
We keep our field mowed, but only about twice a summer. The raised beds that Laura and Larry created for me have very rich compost that has been there two winters. Now, it is an unplanted, unplowed, unmowed set of boxes filled with voluntary weeds and flowers that the birds and wind bring in. I like the wildness of these boxes, even as I see countless moles holes. There are vole holes as well, I discovered, but I have yet to see one.
Turkeys, a few rabbits, chickadees, blue jays, crows, and other wild birds seem to like the raised bed boxes with weeds going to seed.
I don't think your comment was long at all. It is full of information and thoughts that I enjoy reading.
I don't think my outdoor faucets or copper line to the evaporative cooler were damaged by the surprise cold snap a couple of weeks ago. I drained them in time.
When Joan asked me about draining my lines, I said they were all hoses, but forgot about the copper line, and that I had about 3 feet of metal pipes going to 3 valves.
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