So my clever little niece read about this fun idea to make those naughty birdies mind their own birdie business. Apparently, you drop a few rocks around the berry patch–rocks that look an awful lot like the real things, especially to a bird. As the story goes, the birds peck at the rocks and get all confused and frustrated with the counterfeits—here’s the good part—
by the time the real berries ripen up, the birds don’t trust them…
so they fly away and eat some other lady’s strawberries.
She made a bus load of these pretty little fake berries so we can give it a try.
All I have to say about that is…
I can hardly wait to see how they work. We may just have some Strawberry Shortcake this year after all.
Note: If you’d like to have some of Tracy’s Strawberry Rocks for your garden–she’s selling them for $8 a bag–each bag has 5 or 6 hand painted berries inside. All proceeds go toward her literacy service trip to Kenya. Paypal her at Bubblegumgirl@gmail.com