man v. blue jay
When we first bought the lot, we were excited that one of the trees produced figs. How many figs have we enjoyed from said tree? Maybe half a dozen because the blue jays devour them before we can get our grubby mitts on 'em. So this year we've covered the tree with netting to keep the birds out.
We'll see how it works.
The garden has been amazing this year. The tomatoes are over six feet tall and producing bounty week after week. We planted cucumbers this year, and they have been amazing. We also planted cantaloupe and zuchinni. With all the rain (and using the wicking gardens), we've only had to top the wicking tanks a couple times. It was a hot and dry one this week, so summer seems to be upon us. We'll see how long the bounty keeps up.