Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Protect Your Cherries

Hello Friends

A few days ago I showed you my favorite tree.  It's a cherry tree.  My MOM loves the cherries that the tree gives us.  The thing is, the birds like them too.  So much so that last year my MOM only got 2, that's TWO cherries from our three trees!  What is a MOM to do?  I'll tell ya what she did and at first it about scared the furs right off me.

Check this out.  This is suppose to make birds think something with big eyes is watching them.  All I know is I like to watch it.  BUTT I could not help butt feel I was being watched.  Have you ever had that feeling?

I think there is something up there.  Do you see anything?

OMD OMD!  Is that what I think it is?

From this angle it looks, it looks, it looks like a SNAKE!

From here it looks like a a a rattlesnake!

OMD I can't look.  I can't look!  My training tells me that I should run away.

Butt wait........ It does not smell like a rattlesnake.  TRUST ME I know what a rattlesnake smells like.  I have been up close and personal with a few.

Ha Ha, then MOM told me it was not a real snake.  She put it in the tree to keep the birds away from the cherries.  Oh that MOM of mine.  She can be a crack up.  Although she almost gave me a heart attack.

Well I hope it works.  It sure scared me at first. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  OK my friends this Friday is the "This Moment See Beautiful" Blog Hop.  It is the 2nd anniversary of this blog hop that was started by the ever beautiful SUGAR.  I am inviting each and everyone of you to join in this beautiful hop.  Just make a post this Friday of how you shared, saw, created, see beautiful.  It's so easy and you will be helping to spread and share the beautiful in this world.  Come on and join us!


  1. Crikey Goose ..... I sure hopes it works ..... those cherries look yummy and your Mom deserves more than just two, aye?? I can't believe she put a rattlesnake in the tree after all that rattle snake training you did. Bet you couldn't believe your eyes ...

  2. Dose cherries do look pretty tasty! I bet ya were glad it weren't a real snake!

  3. Clever mum and we hope it works and you both get a bumper crop of cherries to eat. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hari Om
    OMD at first I also thought it was real and got scared you had forgotten all that training, the way stuck your schnoz right in at it... then I breathed again!!! Cherries are well worth defending &*> hugs & wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. OMD We don't know if those THINGYS will Scare BIRDS away from the trees.... butt we Do know that WE wouldn't be going NEAR them. THOSE are almost as scary as .... ALLRED is.

  6. hahahaha and I thought the snakes only protect apple trees :o) My mom made a bird-bugbear once with an ole can and a waxed string. Unfortunately this time her diy-project was a success and the noise of that thingy drove me crazy ...oh and the birds enjoyed our cherries anyway :o) I will write a beautiful post on friday, of course I will look for beautiful things around me :o)

  7. That snake would certainly keep us away :) Bird netting over the tree would also help

  8. that is a scary snake and eye thingy, i do hope it works. out of hundreds of avocados on our tree, we got 6 last year. this year the squirrels and raccoon are eating the tiny ones, so we will get none

  9. Your cherry tree is loaded with cherries and beautiful! We have trouble with bird getting our fruit trees, too. We hope your Mom's efforts work!

    Have a great Monday!

  10. We hope that scary stuff works so your mom can enjoy some cherries.

  11. The Cherries sure look good.
    I hope the little birds stay way this year so you enjoy them.

    xo Cinnamon

  12. What a good idea. Or you can stay there and snoopervise the trees and balloons
    Lily & Edward

  13. Goose, you had me scared there for a second. I thought that was a real snake! But oh...does the fake one really keep the birds from stealing your mom's cherries?

  14. Your mom must let us know if these tactics work!!

  15. HOLY CHERRY COBBLER!! I sure am glads your Moms is protectin' her cherries!! They are one of Ma's favorite fruit! I sure hopes those scary thingies work, and she gets more than 2 cherries this year! If not, I can come and bark at em'...
    Ruby ♥

  16. That nearly gave me a heart attack too!! Goodness gracious.

  17. We love your mom's idea . . . now if it will work! Did you make her a birfday cake yesterday?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. Hey Goose!
    Wow, I can see why you were scared! YIKES Well, now it's okay since we know it's just to scare away the birdies, but at first it nearly scared away the goosies too. BWAR HAR HAR Sure hope it works.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  19. Your mom is so silly!!! I hope it works though! I'm glad she didn't scare you too much.

    Thanks for the See Beautiful Hop reminder. I need reminders these days :)

  20. WHEW! Your mom had us going for a minute there!
    I just love that last picture of you, Goosie! You look so happy!
    We will try to remember about the See Beautiful hop; we had Mom write it down.

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