Monday, October 19, 2009

Bird corn

I didn't get much out of my corn this year. It came along really slowly and by the time I got back from Ireland it was past its prime.

I noticed that the birds were clinging to the stalks and eating the kernels they could get at, but were not having much luck with it. I stripped the ears off the stalks, shucked them, and fastened the ears along my garden fence. The blackbirds in particular seemed to really like that arrangement.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the blackbirds can eat corn like that, I wonder why my worthless chickens have to have it cracked. Too sorry to digest it themselves, I expect.