Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Droll Yankees



My husband's new toy. Too expensive?

I've been watching squirrels flying off this thing all morning, but is it worth the money?

18 Comments:

At August 31, 2016 1:53 PM, Blogger Jan said...

What is it? I have some snotty squirrels I'd like to teach a lesson

 
At August 31, 2016 2:09 PM, Blogger cube said...

The whole point is that when a squirrel's weight hits the beyond-bird point, it triggers something that makes the bastwril and it makes the squirrel flip off. Does this make us squirrel racists?????

 
At August 31, 2016 2:59 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sorry, I don't know what the word "bastwrill" means. I don't where it came from and I'm still laughing about it.

 
At August 31, 2016 10:15 PM, Blogger Kid said...

Hell yea. And the best way to protect your house against squirrel damage is feed the little suckers. Bird food, Peanuts, whatever.

 
At September 01, 2016 12:56 AM, Blogger LL said...

If you want to shoot them with a .22, or a pellet gun, the best way to get a clear shot is to lure them up there with the promise of food.

Having said that, I'm with Kid - feed them and keep them away from your house.

 
At September 01, 2016 7:55 AM, Blogger messymimi said...

Does the base twirl when it feels too much weight on it? That would make sense. It's much easier to feed the tree rats along with the birds, keeps them from chewing on the caulking around the roof vents.

 
At September 01, 2016 10:24 AM, Blogger Sandee said...

I'm not sure what this is, but I'm old and it's hard for me to figure out things sometimes.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

 
At September 01, 2016 11:03 AM, Blogger cube said...

bastwrill means base twrill... now it lets me write it. The base of the thing twrills when a heavy object such as a squrriel lands on it.

 
At September 01, 2016 11:11 AM, Blogger cube said...

Kid: We're not feeding the squirrels, we're feeding the birds. I don't know if you know, but a bird has to eat it's weight every day. Basically, it wakes up and has to eat all day long, That's your life if you're a bird. Personally, I like to give birds some help with their food.

 
At September 01, 2016 11:12 AM, Blogger cube said...

OK, maybe only one 'L" with the twril. LOL!

 
At September 01, 2016 11:19 AM, Blogger cube said...

LL: Like my husband needs any ideas on that subject. He spent last weekend fixing the damage squirrels did burrowing into our attic. By today, which is Thursday, the little buggers had made significant damage to another part of our roof. It's unbelieable.

 
At September 01, 2016 11:23 AM, Blogger cube said...

Messymimi: Absolutely. Unless you're an overweight bird, you won't trigger the twrilling mechanism. That's how it works. It's funny as all get out when you see a devious food sneaking squirrel spinning out of control.

 
At September 01, 2016 11:30 AM, Blogger cube said...

Sandee: I didn't get it at first eitther, but this is how it works. If some critter, who's heavier than a bird, lands on the base, it immediately starts to spin and forces the critter off. I guess I'm easily amused, but watching two squirrels getting flinged off this thing made my day today.

 
At September 01, 2016 2:54 PM, Blogger cube said...

It won't let me write twirl correctly.... oh, it just did. Why now? Why not before?

 
At September 01, 2016 8:02 PM, Blogger Kid said...

We feed the birds. btw - the bird food at Costco is wonderful. They eat every thing that comes out of that bag. Red-white and mostly black bag. And I put extra peanuts in for the woodies and blue jays. We even feed the raccoons... Nobody goes hungry around here.

 
At September 02, 2016 8:25 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

My sister and her husband keep up a running battle with squirrels and the bird feeder. My brother-in-law has built many a homemade contraption that has failed. I best pass this information on.

 
At September 08, 2016 12:18 PM, Blogger cube said...

Kid: We spent years feeding the birds and the squirrels would end up eating way more than their share. Keeping them fed never once stop them from chewing at our fascia & soffits year round. Our current thinking with this new feeder is to not feed them and hope they go somewhere else.

 
At September 08, 2016 12:21 PM, Blogger cube said...

Granny Annie: So far, this feeder has been working. I've seen squirrels get to the feeding area, but they're hurled away before they can steal any birdseed. It's expensive, but it works.

 

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