Thursday, May 31, 2012
The neighbors wud think id gone crzy
But I had to try it out. You see, a couple of years ago, I found a little, tiny, raspberry, plant in a shady spot in my yard. After researching raspberries and learning that they need a lot of sun, I dug up the little guy and moved him over to a sun drenched area by my apple trees to see if he would flourish. And look what happened! Boy, did he grow!
Then, last last year, I realized I had a little problem on my hands. Birds like raspberries. This year, I'm determined NOT to let those birds get my beautiful berries. So, while I was making dinner the other night, I asked my son to do a quick google search on (non chemical) ways to deter birds from raspberries.
This is what he said...Punch holes in pie tins and string them across the raspberries. Birds don't like shiny things.
(Don't you like this picture?! I never thought hole punching would be so therapeutic!
They came from the Dollar Tree. I bought 2 packs of them.
While I was there, I picked up this 70 foot clothesline. (I think its cute. It reminds me of big bakers twine. Hey, that gives me some ideas!)
I simply strung and hung. I even used the lids. And they go right on by the blueberry bush that is suffering too. (Look at the little blueberries starting to ripen!)
And here are my babies. I am hoping to make lots of raspberry jam...
My son did add one thing. He mentioned that it will only work if the birds aren't REALLY hungry!
Please birds...go feast somewhere else.