Two days ago I released about 50 lady bugs. The rest are going with me to preschool to show the kids. This year I got some nice healthy ones and followed the directions on the container (release them at night) and a ton of them actually stuck around.
We have a very long soaker hose on a timer that goes between 3 raised beds. In past year's it's just dripped on the paths, making huge mud holes. This year I wised up, bought some PVC pipe, sawed it up, fed the hose through, and yada yada yada I'm the smartest woman alive.
Get a room!
Scared? He's there to keep away the beavers, squirrels, etc. Gives me the creeps every time I look at him.