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Red Paint on a Rock - a Distraction for a Strawberry Hunter

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The Culprit - a Black Bird

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The Bird's Target Area - the Strawberry Bed

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The idea of protecting my strawberries is attractive. Since I believe the source of information to be honest and forthright, I thought I would give their idea some credence.

A can of red paint. Some rocks. A board to lay them on. Spray, flip, repeat.

Their photo shows round, flat stones. I used crushed lime rock. It has the square shape. I pondered wood shavings painted green for the leaves, but perhaps I will leave well enough alone.

Hopefully the birds will fall for this. Birds, the species that eat rocks for their gizzard, birds.

The Idea Was not My Own

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So. I pondered where to get my rocks. We have a pile of rocks for fixing our driveway, so I started there.

Rocks Shaped Like Strawberries - Ordinary Lime Gravel

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Real Strawberries - to Compare

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Paint - Plus Primer so it Sticks to the Rocks

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Flip Rocks Over and Paint Other Side as Well

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Now to scatter them in the strawberry bed.

I had taken off the vinyl glove, so my fingers got a bit of red paint in them. I used some mineral spirits to remove it.

Oh the Paint is a Little Wet Yet

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Ok. Rocks Sprinkled. Pondering painting more rocks.

On to other projects.

There - Rocks Sprinkled About - Oh Look a Blossom

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