Planting trees has always been a bane on my existence. I have a hard enough time remembering to feed my kid and he cries when he’s hungry. The needs of a tree are so much harder to discern. However, necessity and the fact that I got tired of throwing money in the ground have caused me to be a better arbornoer harbinger arbitrator, uh, tree-grower-person. I have planted eight trees in my life with only three surviving the year, and these are things that typically grow on their own. Although that kind of success rate would land me the three spot on the Twins, or really any team this year, in the planting world I think they’d call it genocide, or maybe “arboricide.” Luckily, the guys at This Old House have an excellent article outlining eight really simple steps, with great pointers to avoid leafy green carnage. Read More
If you were absolutely horrified by our featuring of the Droll Yankee Flipper bird feeder, a contraption designed to deter and fling squirrels at our amusement, I have something you might like, hippie.
With the Squirrel Go Round, your little tree-climbing rats will remain well fed and well exercised throughout the winter. Ideal for hanging corn (because squirrel’s are natural corn shuckers?), this feeder simply consists of a few metal rods that rotate in the wind or when a creature is on it. Apparently, it’s like taking in dinner and show for these backyard rodents. Read More