A gruesome site greeted me when tending the garden after being gone for a week of family vacation. Sure, there were the typical weeds and such, no big deal, just hands and knees stuff. But what gave me a drop-shoulder-roll-eyes kind of pause was the leftover feathered carcass of a bird that had obviously been trying to pilfer my blackberries, but had gotten entangled in the netting.
Not a pretty site. Not a happy ending. (I will spare any readers a photo.) I mean, he was, after all, just trying to get something to eat, doing what birds do naturally. It’s not like I could put up a “No Trespassing” sign, although my dad suggested I could hang up some brightly colored ribbons. That could help them at least see the netting, but the berries are just so inviting, I’m not sure it would divert them enough. Continue reading “Scissors, please”