Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Blazing a trail through kudzu--not for the faint of heart
I managed to get up there. Watching carefully where I put my feet, and using the walking stick for balance and support and to test out what was underneath all the dormant kudzu vines and dead leaves on the ground, I managed to create a fair-sized passage-way to reach the offending limb on the wire…but not be able to reach any of the branches or twigs. Back down the treacherous path, in search of another tool…ah, yes, the rake should do it. No, it would not.
They are a trade-off. I finally stopped feeding the birds because it seemed cruel that the cats were able to attack them while they were eating breakfast or supper. I miss the birds, but after the second one was taken down right before my eyes before me or the bird knew a cat was close enough, I knew I needed to make a choice--at least until there is some other way to feed a bird without a cat being able to climb a tree or leap 5 feet straight up into the air and swipe a bird off a feeder perch. And yes, one did, as fast as a speeding bullet. At least for now, my trees are barren--no leaves, no cardinals.