I want to share an unusual story from my garden. One day I arrived home and there was a pigeon at my front door. We don't have many pigeons here (lucky, I know...), and he seemed to be
quite tame. We named him PeeBee.
I noticed an ID tag on his leg. I tracked down the owner (a few hundred miles away) and learned PeeBee was actually on a race across Canada but apparently had other plans.
Within a few days, PeeBee made friends with all of the regular wildlife in the garden (birds, squirrels, chipmunks..) and started to follow me around wherever I went outside. He'd hop around the garden while I worked and fly overhead when I went for walks, always coming when called. I became very attached to him too! After a few weeks I started to wonder if he would always be with us...
There's more details below the photos and you can read more on the blog: http://www.empressofdirt.net/peebee1/
Recycled glass jars and bottles can be put to lots of good use around the house for storage or decorating. The most challenging part of recycling glass jars, however, can be getting the
label completely off with no traces of the sticky gunk left behind. In the past I've used a product called Goo Gone for this job and it's always worked well. But guess what? You can make your own Goo Gone by simply combining vegetable oil and baking soda. I tested it out on a couple little glass jars and it really does work! You can click on the link below to read the complete instructions.
I use mirrors in the garden to add interest and give the impression that I have double the plants! For large mirrors, I use old mirrored shower doors. They're water resistant and hold up
year round. For bird safety, the mirrors are placed parallel to bird flight paths in my narrow side garden. In open areas, I cover the larger mirrors with lattice. There's more details on my blog. http://www.empressofdirt.net/using-mirrors-i...
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Commented on Mar 12, 2013
I'll try that for sure, thanks! I scored two old bathroom mirrors today from work - I can't