The Jackdaw news is that having found the fat balls under the hedge they managed to empty the fat ball feeder (four balls) between 3.30 on Monday afternoon and our arrival at 9.00 this morning.
The new feeder has so far proved secure against Jackdaws. All four remain in the feeder, and are just a little pecked around the edges. Looks like small birds are eating them, so all is going according to plan.
At 10 pence a ball it’s not really a financial decision, it’s just that they do tend to frighten the smaller birds away. And, to be honest, I don’t like the idea of being outwitted by birds.
The home made loom (made by Men in Sheds following a photo of the wool workshop) seems to be successful, though it’s not quite as large as the ones we used for snood and it looks like it will end up as a scarf.
We’ve planted a few things, though the wind and temperature are, once again, against us. Today’s seeds include some tomato seeds from Heinz that ASDA sent in the shopping on Monday. We’d ordered so many vegetables for the pizza toppings that they obviously took pity on us so it’s thank you to Heinz and to ASDA.
Ah yes, the pizzas. I made dough for 40 pizzas. I put it in the fridge to chill overnight, having reduced the yeast content to ensure we didn’t have a repeat of 2014 on our hands. Don’t ask.
According to the note in the diary they had to clean the fridge out after the dough…
…I’m not quite sure what the last word is but I get the idea of a last scribbled message as a tide of dough engulfed the writer.
Well done with the feeders. 10p, I agree, isn’t much dough, but you could always make some more if you need it
I can see I’m going to need a word with the Head Gardener about revoking your Pun Licence. 😉
Nice bit of Jackdaw outwitting! I was greatly amused by the tide of dough.
It’s just a skirmish…I’m waiting to see what they do next.
Those are some happy birds right there! Well done.
Thanks – several of the group love watching the birds feed so it is worth doing. 😉