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Blackcurrant Communications...

You want to know how I tell that my blackcurrants are ripe and ready for picking...I'll tell you. I keep a sharp eye out for the Blackbird who appears in my garden and seems remarkably friendly with me (taking worms from the hand etc.) See when my back is turned? The feathered thief is onto the currants and my dreams of ice cream and tangy berries dissapears down his gullet.

Such is Nature, such is life!

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vodkafrenzy
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
*giggle* I feel for you I really do. Most of my veggies end up the same way *nods*
xenarachne
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Never think an animal is cute...if it is being cute, it has an evil plan (TM)
felishumanus
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
such is blackbird pie...
xenarachne
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Three and twenty to go then...
tya
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
[Snigger]

My folks used to have a Blackbird which used to be very tame. It used to come and stand in the kitchen and harass them if it thought it was due a feed. If they had a lie in, it would be standing looking irate on the back step waiting for my Dad to open up and put food out.
xenarachne
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Meddle should we not with alien intelligences young Jedi...!
bitbat
Aug. 15th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
I put a plastic crow in our cherry tree and fig bush. I think it helped but we might have just been lucky so far for other climatic reasons perhaps. I've been collecting mulberrys today. They're brilliant at hiding inside the bush where the birds might never notice them :)
xenarachne
Aug. 16th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
Interesting method of deterrant. I'll consider that for the new garden.
bitbat
Aug. 16th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
http://www.daxon.co.uk/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=D624320994&&DocumentId=DS07&&CompanyId=D&&source=4

scared the living daylights out of Roger when he first noticed them ;)
and now I move them around a bit to keep him on his toes
vwinsect
Aug. 16th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
Remind me to send you a picture. Dad says my school pictures work wonders for scaring off critters in the garden. heheh

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