The Garden is looking just great! We had two days with some rain and the plants are beefing up!
The corn is blooming and I am waiting for my bees to get busy pollinating! I started having some serious problems with caterpillars in the whorls. A friend recommended Neem Oil and it works!
I just purchased a grow tower from shell’s feed store for $75 and it is great! 20 plants in a very small space!
Today as I was leaving the house I noticed that the Flicker nesting in one of my bird houses was very agitated. I then saw a Starling hanging around. I knew something was up but did not know just what. Starlings are a non-native species and very aggressive . I thought a wood pecker would be to much for one and went on my way. Three hours later when I returned home I heard bird screams coming from the box. I ran to the shed and retrieved the ladder. When I reached the top I could see a flapping wing at the entrance so I grab on and tugged. Out pops the Starling wing in hand followed by the flicker. The Starling got away and the Flicker flew off. I checked the box and sure enough the Flickers had laid eggs. One was destroyed but the other seemed to be intact. I do not know if the Flickers will return and I am very disappointed. They had been in and around this box for the last month and were there to greet me in the mornings as I would go outside and in the evening just before dark.