Sunday, March 28, 2010
THAT DARN PECKER !!
Now that the horrible winds have died down and I can get out of the shop door I decided I would check the house and out buildings to see what damage had befallen the Funny Farm. I could not believe my eyes - THAT DARN PECKER!!!
Over the years I have had to fight off wood peckers - but this takes the cake or should I say the wood. On my front deck posts I count 6 holes that this devil has carved out - mind you all within 6 feet of the always full bird feeders. No where else did he do his dirty deed - A whole forest of trees and he has to attack my deck posts. Oh how I wished I had it in me to shoot him, stuff him and then mount him on the deck as a reminder to others to Knock It Off!!!
Seeing it is a wonderful warm day out (typical Colorado weather - blizzard one day and 56 degrees the next) I found my can of wood filler and went to work. After it sits today I will sand it tomorrow and repaint those holes. The never ending jobs here at the farm.
That was not the only damage I found, the signs on the driveway gates where ripped off because of that 78 mile an hour wind. Several shingles on the chicken coop are now located who knows where! Three more bolts that hold the lightening cable to the side of the logs has been pulled out and hopefully did not land in the driveway, I will be out once the snow melts running the magnetic wand all over the driveway because those can take out a tire in nothing flat - no joke.. I will also have about 100 yards of snow fence to replace - the winds do cause such problems and more work for me.
Still today is 56 degrees and the sun is high in the sky - all is right with the Funny Farm today and soon there will be one less pecker in the world I hope...