Thursday, February 18, 2010


Researchers have found a sure fire way to get rid of those pesky squirrels that will be frequenting your birdfeeders soon.....habanero chili peppers.

It has been proven that the birds love it and the squirrels hate it. You can buy hot meat suet cakes at your local garden stores which contain habanero chili peppers or you can mix a small amount of the dried variety into your birdseed.

Let us know if it works.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Don't Forget To Feed The Birds

Winter can be very hard on the birds because snow covers up much of their food resources and ice can make it impossible for them to get nourishment from tree buds and wild fruit plants. Making sure your feeders are well stocked with high quality bird seed is pertinent and can mean the difference between life and death to birds.

There are many new suet cakes and birdseed that can provide the birds in your yard with high fat nutrients to give them the energy they need to survive. Check out your local garden centers and home improvement centers for the different types of varieties they offer, many at reasonable prices.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Butterfly Houses, Mason Bee Houses and Bat Houses

Winter is a perfect time for us to work on new birdhouses. This includes brainstorming on what we feel our customers may like for the new year and also gives us a chance to work on some new designs and color schemes. We are stocking up for the summer shows with a new variety of birdhouses and bird feeders.

Fred has been very busy this past week making butterfly houses and he is in the process of making a few mason bee houses. Last year we had requests from our customers for these bee houses. These houses attract non-stinging mason bees and are an essential part of your garden because mason bees are responsible for pollination.

Bat houses are always in demand, we sold out last year. By the time winter decides to leave, we should be ready for spring with our new designs.