I bought a new feeder crook!
I felt my old one was a bit short and some of the hooks were really low, so I’ve invested in this lovely, taller crook from Gap garden products (via Amazon).
It’s just what I wanted; It’s heavy duty forged 12mm solid steel, so it’s strong and well made. It’s a better height and I expect it to last a long time, longer than an off the shelf feeder pole. I think it looks really good too!
I’m adapting the old pole; we’ve used a hack saw to cut off the lower hooks leaving just the two at the very top, we’ve filed off the sharp edges, and I’m going to paint green the areas where the hooks were to blend in with the rest, it probably all needs touching up actually. This will give me an extra feeding pole to use and this time there’s no handy seats for the squirrels on their way up it! 😉
Plenty of birds are visiting the new crook, they didn’t mind the change at all.
There’s not much else going on in my garden this time of year, except I’ve marked off an area of grass to become a new patch of flowers, and I’ve blanket mulched it. Hopefully it’ll be good to go in the spring.