May 19, 2013
So remember back in January when my old birdfeeder was finally retired and I got the new one?
Well, they have a new tactic that is working for them. They have managed to bend the metal wires close enough to the tube, that they either chewed, or clawed the bottom off of one of the ports; How it should be (and is on most ports):
How one of the bottom ports is now (it wasn't that way when I filled it Friday evening):
That is some heavy duty plastic, embedded into PVC tubing that they have mutilated. Now the seed just spills out onto the seed catcher and the squirrels can easily scoop it out with a paw.
Who needs bears when the squirrels are this determined?
If you think about it, you have seen something very similar in paintings:
May 12, 2013
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to Cop Car
May 11, 2013
I wonder if WS and the neighbor saw this before they bought the backhoe - LOL
Sunday Swap Meet
Sunday we went to the Keene Swap Meet with Jimmy. Didn't buy anything but something to eat and drink, but got to see all the bikes anyway!
Friends from Indiana
Were in town last weekend. We grilled hamburgers and talked up a storm. Jimmy and Karen came over to see Harry and Heather too.
Boyz in the Hood
Yes, today the boys are playing with their new toy in the rain.
Picture Perfect Morning
The winds have been so calm the last week or so, the ponds and lakes have been like glass when I pass them in the morning on my way to work. I kept thinking that I should stop and take a picture, and I finally did, using my phone's camera.
May 02, 2013
There Goes the Neighborhood
One of our "neighbors" - okay, he lives a couple of miles from us, but he is from the same town and almost everyone here has had some sort of dealings with Burt.
April 28, 2013
Pillows and Rugosas Have Nothing to do With Each Other
Yesterday when we got home from the dump run, there was a package on the front porch. Pillows from Cop Car!!!
Also yesterday (it was a busy day), I cleaned out the rugosa roses. I hadn't done that for a couple of years and there were a lot of dead canes for two reasons. The summer of 2011 I poisoned them - on purpose. the canes were invading past the rock wall, into the path to the dog pen. I spent years trying to dig out roots and canes, but to no avail. I finally got out some vine and stump killer to kill the canes closest to the wall. Then last winter was very rough on them (mild, but no snow to protect them), and which killed more plants.
In the picture you can see I really wiped out the closest portion - the portion further away was not done until today. Poor things will not bloom this year, and will loook like azz for at least a year, but they will eventually come back and be beautiful again.