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“Pie Plate” Bird Scarer
“I keep birds and animals out of my garden with a simple noise maker that I made out of an aluminum pie plate and a string with a nut tied to it,” says Douglas Brown, Whitney, Ontario.
  Brown punched a hole in the edge of the plate, then hung the plate on an 8-in. long stiff wire that extends horizontally from a post. He tied a string with a 1/4-in. nut on the end to the same hole. The nut hangs down at about the center of the plate.
  “As the plate flaps around in the wind, the nut constantly bounces against it and makes an echoing noise that’s quite loud,” says Brown. “I’ve even tried hanging the plate from the limb of an apple tree to keep deer away, and the deer won’t come near it. The only problem is that if there’s a breeze it’ll make a lot of noise all night long, which your neighbors might not appreciate.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Douglas Brown, P.O. Box 171, Whitney, Ontario, Canada K0J 2M0 (ph 613 637-2153).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #4