I have a pond, and like most people, also have fish. But, did not realize how BAD Raccoons are..I have been "hit" twice, and the loss is devistating if you take pride in your fish like I do. They will come in and "take a bath, while eating sushi". So, we built a cage top for our pond. our pond is small, so this was easier to do, but the same idea can be used for somewhat bigger ponds. This cover was made from bambo stakes and chicken wire, with zip-ties to hold it together. I can
remove it whenever " it's clear ", and I am working in the yard...BUT ALWAYS put it back on at night!!
Commented on Aug 19, 2012
thank you Trish and Sherrie. I will have bird netting and moth balls around the pond tomorrow!
I had a empty boring garage wall that could really use something fun on it. I searched Pinterest for some ideas and I came up with a couple that I could modify. I decided on a Palette
Herb Garden. I already had the palettes but a single palette was too big for my space. I had my hubby cut it into 4 pieces. I then painted them white and added hose clamps to place the herb pot in. I found some fun colorful pots and added my favorite herbs to them. I made some fun, colorful herb markers and added those. I no longer have a boring garage wall. To get step by step directions you can visit my blog at: http://www.secondchancetodream.com/2012/05/... and for directions and the printables for the herb markers you can go to:
I have 2 dogs and a fence that is wire over rail and does not quite reach to the ground. we just bought this house but we will only be here for a couple of years so we don't want to put much money into it. I was thinking to keep the dogs from digging out I would bury chicken wire around the perimeter. I also thought that I could maybe put a raised garden bed over the chicken wire so it isn't so ugly, and plant pole beans, corn, sunflowers around the edge to hide the wire fence. Thoughts?
Commented on May 03, 2012
I know this sounds gross, but I have tried it and it works: pick up their poop (dried) and
grind it up and spread it where you don't want them. They can't stand it on their paws.
My husband brushed up against it, and it "trashed" his forearm. It has been 10 days and the arm is still red and sore and peeling. I have looked into poison ivy, oak, and sumac, and none match. Thanks!
Commented on May 03, 2012
Wow, this is fascinating. Thank you all. To answer a few, we are in the White Mountains in
northeastern Arizona. We have Virginia Creeper on our fence, so I don't think it is that. He felt it within a minute of brushing up against the plant. And it burned; no itch.