You need a cutting board so you buy one. But did you know it’s pretty simple (and very inexpensive) to make an all-natural oak cutting board yourself. We wanted to make small cheese boards to go with our homemade gifts. Come see how we did it.
I made a cross collage using arrowheads. It was placed in a shadowbox that was just an old (and ugly) repurposed key box. The frame was painted white and lightly sanded to distressed it just a touch. I love the way it turned out!
The birds see the bright-red faux berries and decide to swoop in for a little snack. A few pecks of that rock hard ‘strawberry‘ and they decide you’re an awful gardener and move on, leaving future strawberries for your own harvest.
I already had the paint, I already had the rocks, but I didn’t have a small paintbrush. So I decided to make one on the fly.
All I needed was a tiny scrap piece of absorbent material & an ordinary clothespin.
This is my first year to plant strawberries, y’all! I’ve included them in my Edible Landscape this year. But how do you protect fresh, ripe garden strawberries from the birds?
I’ve been reading lamentations from other gardeners about the birds stealing those strawberries riiiiiight before harvest time!
Now I don’t remember where I saw this hint (so sorry to whomever opened my eyes to this hack) but this is brilliant. I read somewhere that someone was suggesting painting rocks to look like strawberries.