And I found so many chomped off stems.
Just left laying on the ground.
Check out the chompy rough raggedy trunk.
I will have to trim that up.
I should have known after last years chompfest.
Even though those trees are going OK.
So I've hatched a devious plan.
We've had a fake plastic hawk hanging in the carport for many many years.
It was originally put up in the rafters to stop a peacock from roosting on the Volvo.
The peacock is long gone.
But the plastic hawk was still hanging.
So I took it down and got some of that plastic cardboard from the shop.
We sell dog biscuits and they had one of those big plastic signs laying around.
You can just see the back of it in this hopeless photo- it is in the upper right hand side.
They were BOSS biscuits.
I had my daughter trace around the old hawk/eagle and then I cut it out.
She coloured one side in with a black sharpie and drew a big eye on it.
It flaps and swings in the breeze.
So I put another one (the original plastic one) out the front of the house.
Where some evil varmint is chomping off my agapanthus bulbs.
We made 3 of these big birds!
One will probably go back into the carport as some little willy wagtails are perching in there and pooping on the car.
You can only just see this one hanging in the tree.
(ignore my dead looking winter lawn)
It is warming up and will be all bright and green in a few weeks!
I think I may have worked out how to bully those crows and cockies and other destructive birds.
When I came home at lunch time today
(to put some washing on so that I can get a bit ahead- nice way to spend a lunch break eh?)
There were 2 turtles on the road- only about 20 metres apart.
I had to manoeuvre like a rally car driver to avoid running over them, and I thought that any trucks coming by wouldn't be able to do that.
so I pulled up and moved them off the road.
That was my good deed for the day.
Except when I came home after work, just 2 hours later, one was squished on the road.
And I thought I had it all worked out which direction he was going in.