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Posted June 08, 2010 - 10:47 AM

I was reading a farm magazine article the other day. Hard to believe, but it said a group of just 30 Starlings can devour up to 2 tons of silage/grains per month!!!!!!

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Posted June 08, 2010 - 10:51 AM

I was reading a farm magazine article the other day. Hard to believe, but it said a group of just 30 Starlings can devour up to 2 tons of silage/grains per month!!!!!!


wow. That's a lot of damage.

Think the pie pan tied on a string might help keep crows away? Along with a few shot gun blast?

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Posted June 08, 2010 - 10:58 AM

Sure can't hurt Chuck! Anything that moves deters them to a point. The moving shotgun pellets work the best! LOL

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Posted June 08, 2010 - 11:54 AM

I vote shotgun. I can't stand birds either. We have a robin here at the house that keeps $hittin on my trailer. I guess it finds the gates the perfect place to perch on to look for worms for the babies. The only reason it is still alive is because I know it is taking care of babies.

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Posted June 08, 2010 - 02:02 PM

Something munched on my tomato plants last year. Pie tins did the trick for me.

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 08:07 AM

got done weeding around all the plants still have to do some work in between the rows.

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tomatoes
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Squash, Zucchini and cucumbers
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Green beans
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Broccoli
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how to keep a 2.5 year old busy. You dig a hole for them to play in.
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Should be picking squash this week.
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Posted June 09, 2010 - 03:01 PM

Nice looking Garden and pics! :dancingbanana:

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 06:21 PM

If you look really hard in the Overall Pic you can see the new Crow deterent!

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 06:48 PM

If you look really hard in the Overall Pic you can see the new Crow deterent!


Your right!
I see it now ha ha ha :D

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 07:51 PM

Are those Marigolds beside the tomatoes to keep the bugs away?

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 07:19 AM

Are those Marigolds beside the tomatoes to keep the bugs away?


Some what but it gave the 2 year old some thing to do. She helped mommy plant them while we got everything else planted.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 07:22 AM

Had a storm come thru yesterday and it blew over all my tomatoes. It also took down a tree, but I will start another thread about that.

So after cutting on the tree till almost dark, I worked until 10pm staking down all the tomatoes so they would stand back up.

Should be picking squash this week. Getting some big green maters too.

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Posted June 17, 2010 - 01:16 PM

We picked 6 squash yesterday. Looking forward to grilling them.

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Posted June 21, 2010 - 09:04 AM

Picked more squash, the first zuchinni and 2 cucumbers saturday. Will need to pick stuff again. broccoli is starting to make crowns, hope it handles the heat ok.

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Posted June 21, 2010 - 09:18 AM

Picked more squash, the first zuchinni and 2 cucumbers saturday. Will need to pick stuff again. broccoli is starting to make crowns, hope it handles the heat ok.


With the heat & humidity, they will be steamed right in the garden! Cucumbers love the heat....ours are turning them out. Teresa has a double batch of pickles soaking.




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