A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the pesky little critters that ate all my strawberries, and how I was determined not to share my vegetable crop with any four legged little critters.
At the local home improvement store I found a life size plastic owl and a solar powered sonic spike that I decided to take home and try out.
Two boxwood basil, one oregano and one icebox watermelon plant just happened to jump in to my shopping cart as well.
For two weeks now, the owl has guarded my vegetable garden,
and the spike has sent out sonic pulses every 30 seconds.
And, I have not seen any signs of nibbled tomatoes or vegetables.
And the Sun Gold cherry tomatoes are ripening.
Surely must look tempting to a chipmunk or a squirrel, no?
Or how about a baby zucchini?
And look, ripe blueberries! Yeah, I know, just two of them, but still. When I bought these plants, I was advised to put a net over the shrubs because birds know the day before you do, that the berries are ripe.
The owl is working!!! It's deterring the birds from eating my blueberries. Last year I didn't get any.
But wait now just a minute... Do you see that bird poop right on top of the owl's head???
I'm puzzled. Did a bird fly over and just happened to drop one on top of the owl? Or, did a bird actually sit on top of my plastic owl to go to bathroom? But then, if the owl is not deterring birds, why do I have ripe berries?
Well, in general, so far I am happy with the results of my purchases, but I suspect the battle might not be over just yet. But I am thankful for every ripe berry or fruit that I may harvest.