Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Quail Jail...With Paint!


A trip to the local hardware store yielded a gallon of cocoa brown exterior paint. The Quail Jail now blends nicely into my garden. I am planning to build another potting table in the garden and will likely install the Quail Jail on top of it. This will keep the birds up off of the ground and make it nearly impossible for a rodent to try to build a nest under them to take advantage of spilled food. It seems as though everything is a work in progress as we discover better ways to improve upon the things that we are doing. We are quite fortunate to have access to the internet. There are so many other blogs and websites for people who want to get a little closer to nature. So far, we have been able to learn from the mistakes of others and avoid some of the more common ones.

3 comments:

Sonia T. said...

The quail jail is looking great and simmilar to ours! we put our cage on a stand and for an hour or two a day lift it down to the grass so that the quail get to eat fresh grass through the wire, works great!

fullfreezer said...

That looks great! Nice work.
Judy

TheMartianChick said...

Thank you both! A little grass can grow up through the bottom of the Quail Jail, but I tend to pick them a little bouquet of weeds each day to give them something to do. Sometimes, they look a bit bored and they do seem to enjoy scratching and sorting through grass and weeds.