Sunday, July 8, 2012
Thwarting robber birds with garbage
Two shiny mylar emergency blankets (given me by a friend who kept them out of a dumpster) and two lengths of gold Christmas garland given me by a friend to adorn my tacky living room with, tied to the branches, seem to be keeping the birds away entirely from my Jamaican Cherry tree.....I've gone in just a few days from getting NO ripe berries to feasting on a dozen or more each day, with HUNDREDS of green fruit adorning the branches. Before I did this, they were taking unripe ones showing even the FAINTEST trace of trying to ripen. That watermelon/pink cotton candy taste is amazing!