Free Mulch, Bird Deterrent, and Other Country Lore

An Ohio man who gathers rain-soaked hay for use as free mulch and a Missouri man who uses toy snakes as a bird deterrent are among the country lore tips submitted to this continuing feature.

058 country lore - bird deterrent
Country lore for fruit tree growers: a toy snake propped in the branches works very well as a bird deterrent.
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