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Some fellow Minneapolitans may have found the answer to my pigeon problems. Best of all, this pigeon control solution is completely green, VOC-free, locally-sourced and all-natural. It’s a predator! This video was shot by netclift about a mile from my place: And Lost Forest After Dark shows what happens when a pigeon meets a hawk. […]

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Dam, Pigeons

by Josh on April 10, 2008 · 7 comments

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A biology textbook might tell you that beavers are nature’s dam builders, but the pigeons at my place merit at least a footnote in that chapter. Behold the Disgusting Roof Dam of Pigeon Filth!

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Pigeon Spikes

by Josh on November 13, 2006 · 10 comments

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On the same day my push-button light switches arrived in the mail, another package was waiting for me also: pigeon spikes and adhesive shipped all the way from jolly ol’ England. I’ve been battling these belligerent birds for months now. I sweep away their nests; they build new ones. I thin the flock; other birds […]

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DIY Detergent, Lego Cake, Eagle

by Josh on October 21, 2009 · 3 comments

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Battling a cold and preparing for my oldest son’s sixth birthday, my do-it-yourself projects took a little different form this past weekend. DIY Laundry Detergent I have read a few blog posts lately about people making their own laundry soap, and with my detergent running low, I decided to give it a try.  There are […]

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The Mouse and The Dinner Party

by Josh on December 4, 2008 · 1 comment

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Travel two days back in time with me.  I was cleaning in the kitchen and I noticed that a small section of baseboard trim at the edge of the cabinets was loose– just held in place with friction against the underside of the cabinet toe kick.  I removed the baseboard and discovered a piece of […]

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The Man On The Street

by Josh on April 15, 2008 · 7 comments

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I was playing with my older son on the front sidewalk a couple days ago when a guy walking by stopped to ask me about the neighborhood. It turns out he’s been looking at properties in the area and is thinking of buying a house just up the block from us. Ms. Bungalow and I […]

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Neighbor Gives Me The Bird

by Josh on July 5, 2007 · 3 comments

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…and I gave him two beers for his thoughtfulness. Here’s the bird at issue– a life-sized plastic owl meant to scare away the pigeons on my roof. Yes, despite installing metal spikes on most of their favorite roosting and nesting spots, the pigeons have enough roosting places available to continue loitering on my house and […]

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It’s Raining Eggs

by Josh on May 12, 2007 · 0 comments

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The end is near! It’s raining pigeon eggs! What a cruel harbinger of apocolyptic events soon to unfold! Or maybe the pigeons are trying unsuccessfully to build nests on my roof in the places I installed bird spikes last year. I suppose that’s a credible explanation, too.

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Waiting On The Mail

by Josh on November 4, 2006 · 2 comments

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Blame for the slow progress on my nursery project can fall on no one but me. But, on a few other small house projects, I’m enjoying the opportunity to blame shipping time for my delayed results.

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Behind The Junk Trim

by Josh on July 21, 2006 · 0 comments

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Some people (like my Minneapolis neighbor, StuccoHouse) must use a ladder and a prybar to tear off their aftermarket outside trim. I must be really lucky, because my junk trim is falling off all on its own.

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