Milan Broz wrote:Like you have a huge bird cage, but the birds are outside. Buy or catch birds that you want in your orchard and keep them in. If neccessary, build a bird boxes. If neccessary, grow some food for birds you will keep. Hopefully they will reproduce in orchard, and you might start selling birds some day
Brenda Groth wrote:if you have fruit you have pollinators..so something has to be getting in unless you are hand pollinating.
birds have a tendency to forget how they got in..they may get in and not be able to get back out...they do that here with our porch, theyh'll fly in when the door is left ajar.
Dave Muckle wrote:
I mean, afterall, humans have been blowing their noses in handkerchiefs for quite a while and have survived.
Did they survive? It seems to me that back in the days before disposable tissues, disease and plagues were much more widespread. Of course I'm not blaming the handkerchief entirely, but now that you brought it up... I can think of a number of ways it may not have been advantageous.
I would like to suggest that the overall death rate of humans has been 100% for some thousands of years lol
I use a cloth bandana aka snot rag. Like others here, I use it judiciously, wash my hands after using, and replace it at least daily with a clean one. IF no handy hanky, I use toilet paper. I have not bought tissues for...well, I cannot remember the last time I bought them.
Blue Dog wrote:I don't have any advice but want to affirm that you are in the right. You shouldn't have to choose between shooting dogs and protecting your own pets and livestock. I would be tempted to trap the loose dogs and shave them up like poodles with a note attatched. Maybe that would get their owner's attention.