After we finished the porch, Rick and I are back to digging post holes for the fence around the orchard. That is really not too exciting, though it is necessary to protect our fruit trees and berry bushes from the critters.
The last two posts on the east side, we are making progress!
Meanwhile, my love-hate relationship with the blue jays (Steller Jays in the bird book) continues.
As I have mentioned, I put out two bird feeders and the jays monopolize them. They knock over the feeder, scatter the birdseed everywhere and chase off all the smaller birds. They have emptied the whole feeder in less than one day, wasting most of it. I have pretty much resigned myself to their bad bird behavior with the feeders, but now they have gone one step farther.
After we finished our porch, I put out some fall decorations.
The very first morning I found my decorative squash pecked! The @#$*% jays had made breakfast out of my fall decor. I’m beginning to think Rick’s suggestion about the shotgun might be a good one after all.