Does anyone have or use one of these? My gutters flow pretty fast and I was wondering how well they work and what about strong winds-do they stay anchored? Would they be effective at all if hung in a tree?
Commented on Aug 07, 2012
I am the one that asked about the rain chains. I did purchase one and love it. It does a
good job even in the downpours we have here in Florida. What I did find is that you want to purchase one that has an opening in the bottom of the cup other wise it fills up, runs over and does not empty fully and here in Florida that is a haven for mosquitoes.
I made this project for a contest that I'm in called American Crafter. You can check out the entire project @ www.iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com You can vote if you'd like at www.naptimecrafters.com.
Summer sure does bring plenty and every year there are more moving in on our territory. THere is nothing worse than being outside working in the yard in the heat and mosquitoes are
dropping by. A mosquito bite on a sweaty hot day just makes me want to scream. Some people dream of the summer air while they chose to be stuck indoors to avoid the mosquitoes. I want to get you outside more to enjoy your neighbors and your yards, great communities lead to long lives.
Mosquitoes stay within a one mile radius of their breeding site. If your yard has been taken over by mosquitoes and you know where there is standing water around your house and yard, you're in for a trick or treat if you don't put a stop to the development of families of mosquitoes right away. Mosquitoes lay eggs in water, so a few drops of baby oil will spread and smother the eggs and larvae, hence killing them before they spread a disease to you.
Commented on Aug 21, 2011
When I am working out in the yard I become a mosquito magnet. I put Skin So Soft in a spray
bottle and have it on the back screen porch and I spray a little on before I start my day in the yard and it keeps me mosquito free and no more dry skin.
They are migrating through to their winter homes in South America. It's a reminder to us all to feed them as they pass through. The best food for most songbirds is black oil sunflower
seeds (not a cheap mix with millet and corn). Keep your hummingbird feeders full and don't forget to hang a suet feeder for the woodpeckers and nuthatches.
Commented on Aug 20, 2011
I have tried everything to get goldfinches and humming birds to come to my yard . Not sure
why they are not around. If they would visit they would see how good they could have it, ha ha. I do have monarch butterflies laying eggs on my millweeds. I saw my first born butterfly emerge the other day.