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Old 06-13-2016, 06:31 PM   #2401
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Dawg, I've checked out the baffles at our local bird store. They need posts bigger around than our feeders hang from, so I would also have to buy new posts. It's another one of those "If you give a mouse a cookie..." things. Maybe whenif we move back home, I'll just ditch all of my bird stuff here and start from scratch once we land in a new house.


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THIS is the one we had and it was completely squirrel proof.

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Actually, the one I have is a squirrel-proof unit. Or used to be. If you look at my last photo, the one with a squirrel tail hanging out of the top of the tube, you can see metal clips at either side of the wire the feeder hangs from on the shepherd's hook. Over the years, they have managed to pry the lid up so that one of the clips distorts and lets the top slide up. In lieu of spending $80 on a new feeder, I'll just complain about my squirrels as I head out to the feeder and bend the clip back in place. The squirrels and I play this game once or twice a week, but I'm using a whole lot less rubber from my shoe that buying a new feeder would cost. Besides, the walk to and from the feeder is good exercise.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:18 PM   #2402
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CG, we used to have shepherd's crooks for our feeders, but the coons bent them to the ground. Now we have galvanized pipe set into concrete, with a t cap. Then I wire the feeders to it. The coons used to steal the whole feeder and drag it into the woods. Not anymore.

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Old 06-13-2016, 10:00 PM   #2403
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Uh-huh, the things we do for love.

The suet feeder we now have has a cage all around the square suet holding cage. We've had it for years and, fingers crossed, the squirrels haven't figured out how to beat it or drag it off. The small one we first got, just a chain with the suet-sized cage, would end up in the woods regularly. Clever squirrels, they are.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:15 AM   #2404
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Digital Light Field Camera

I've been working on some photography stuff recently. Here is a link to my "Living Pictures" page. While it is possible to export a flat .jpg and post directly here the special effects would be lost. Think Harry Potter and the pictures in the Daily Prophet news paper...

https://pictures.lytro.com/forty_caliber

Have a look please, I'd be very interested in your feedback.

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The camera is highly advanced and captures not only the light coming into the lens but also the direction of each individual ray. More details about how the camera works can be found here.

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Old 06-15-2016, 07:04 AM   #2405
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I have uploaded my pictures of the garden to Flickr...next time I'll use the good camera.

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Old 06-15-2016, 08:15 AM   #2406
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I have uploaded my pictures of the garden to Flickr...next time I'll use the good camera.

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The flyswatter is a nice touch!

You are going to be very busy this summer, garden therapy!
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:08 PM   #2407
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I have uploaded my pictures of the garden to Flickr...next time I'll use the good camera.

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That prairie sod looks like misery to break through.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:36 PM   #2408
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Nice, PF! Your little gnome reminded me of this pic I took recently in our backyard.
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:57 PM   #2409
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I like the minion in the coconut bra.

A big project, PF, lookin' good.
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:36 PM   #2410
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Nice Minion and one-legged flamingo, PF. Now we have evidence as to why you've been kinda quiet here on DC. OK, enough playing now - back to work.
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