The strawberry patch is starting to do really well and a few of the strawberries are beginning to ripen. Mickey came up with the idea of putting deer netting over the patch to keep the birds from eating the berries as fast as they ripen.
He purchased a roll of the deer netting Saturday. Today he had cut two lengths of it and between the two of us we got it sewed together. He made a "needle" out of a piece of wire and tied pink twine to it. As I held the two pieces of netting together he did the sewing. It took a little while, but we got the job done. Here he is hold up the finished piece.
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Can you see a few of the berries that are turning red? This patch is loaded with unripened berries and lots of blooms.
He positioned this board in the middle and then stapled the netting over the board and drapped it down over the two sides.