Okay, okay, okay – so perhaps I’m fighting a losing battle, but I have to try…Yesterday I told you about the tomato plant moat. Well, here is an update…I went to Lowe’s and bought some 14′ x 14′ bird netting, along with more stakes.
The netting was as unfriendly to work with as Christmas lights, so Danny helped me spread it out and over the stakes. The crazy stuff caught on everything, so it wasn’t a perfectly even distribution. I tied it all over the place, but there were some gaps at the bottom. No problem. Birds wouldn’t go under the net. HAH! A few hours later, I looked outside to see that several birds had done exactly that. Of all the nerve! I opened the patio door and they began to flee, although one panicked and took a little longer to find an escape route. Since I had used only one of the two packages of netting, I opened the second and completely surrounded the pool, tying it to the other netting and securing it to the ground with an assortment of pots. So there, you greedy flyers!
However, I may have painted myself into a proverbial corner. Though proud of my thwarting endeavors, I have to admit, it will no longer be easy to retrieve the ripe tomatoes. Do you think birds laugh?