So you can understand that the yard was second on our list. It had to be the right size, in relatively good order and the most important, close to the ocean! After closing and upon closer inspection we have found a few items that need to be changed. One of those items on the list are the 8 foot wooden posts that were placed here and there, yet were not in use for anything, that we can tell.
I have surmised however they were originally placed in strategic places for bird houses and more importantly bird feeders. But there is a bit of a problem with bird feeders, especially suet feeding blocks, they draw animals from the heavily treed lake area directly behind the house. The same one that houses black bears.....
Since our own move in and our own placing of suet feeders, for the birds to enjoy, we have learned what the previous owners learned. Suet feeders actually are like bait, they attract larger animals to your yard. Those animals have not been kind to the feeders, as they claw out the suet blocks. So not only are we not placing suet blocks out to feed the birds, we are remodeling the posts into garden decor when ever possible.
This post was 8 feet tall, and right in the middle of the front flower bed. It is also planted in a huge concrete bed, one that will insure it's standing right here for more years than we might be around! I suggested that we have some fun with re-purposed stuff we might have on hand and see how it turns out, so we did. The "flower pot" is a very heavy glass shade from a hanging lamp. The peninsula winters almost never freeze, so there should be no problem with breakage this winter.
After the pots are in place, the bricks will be used to define the edge of the garden. Some weeding from time to time, but this is a perfect perennial garden bed, our favorite kind!
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