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by The Olsons
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Tip on Proper Cleaning of Apartments.
Replies: 11
Views: 7857

Sid, No I do not dilute it except for (and I forgot to tell you) for the floor at home. We are using the Clorox Ready Mop but instead of the original liquid we fill it 1/3 each with peroxide, vinegar and water. It makes your floor sparkle real nice. So what I am trying to say is for the birdhouse/go...
by The Olsons
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 15900

Sparky, Our gourds are all Troyer Horizontal with SREHs, and we love them. You mentioned that you put up some aluminium owl guards. Is that on the Supergourds or the Troyer? We ordered a few of the large owl guards (PMCA) but they do not work with the Troyer HZ. We were advised they would not work, ...
by The Olsons
Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The nightmare happened....
Replies: 15
Views: 13451

Dale, I am sorry to hear that you too had to experience one of your birds taken in such a horrific and upsetting way. They fly all these thousands of miles just to get snatched by a hawk...I guess the only thing we can do is try to be out there before they come in for the night and make sure to make...
by The Olsons
Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Tip on Proper Cleaning of Apartments.
Replies: 11
Views: 7857

Sid, I have two separate spray bottles. I use it for all my (people) housecleaning as well :wink: and also for spraying Apples, Tomatoes, etc. and then rinsing it off. As for the nesting material. When we first started John Barrow (our mentor) told us to put some nesting material in the gourds and h...
by The Olsons
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Olson kids are back from vacation...
Replies: 10
Views: 6538

Holly, I really enjoy reading your posts and thank you for writing so nice to me. You make me laugh a lot when you describe how you defended the martins from the hawk :grin: It sounds what we are doing here. If you and I were to get together and go on "hawkpatrol" I think you and I would have a lot ...
by The Olsons
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Olson kids are back from vacation...
Replies: 10
Views: 6538

Dale, It was nice reading your pos tWe are on North Padre Island, but the T-Shirt slogans and the "sayings" are pretty much the same here as down in SPI :wink: The freeway going from Corpus Christi out here to the Island is called "South Padre Island Drive", but most streetsigns say "SPID". People c...
by The Olsons
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Need Tip on Proper Cleaning of Apartments.
Replies: 11
Views: 7857

I spray those residues with vinegar and peroxide (both inexpensive and safe) let it soak in for a few minutes, brush with over the residues and rinse it out. That usually takes care of any "leftovers" and also disinfects your house. Vinegar and Hydrogenperoxide are both antibacterial and I believe P...
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo, 07 starts!
Replies: 9
Views: 6156

We did not heave our's return for three nights and then they were back....alll the way :!: :grin: they will be back; just playing hard to get!!!
Best wishes for you and your martins for this season :grin: :grin: :grin:
Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: First Martin at Stoll"s
Replies: 14
Views: 21729

Congratulations :grin: :grin: :grin: It is a very HAPPY Day.... Wishing you and your martins a gerat and successful season :!:
Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Are You Really Sure You Want Martins
Replies: 9
Views: 10484

Love your post; it was very funny and gave us some good chuckles plus you are so right...but we would not want it any other way woudl we!?!?!?!?!?!? We love those "boids" with all our heart and care for them and worry about them, and we just would not want to be without them--EVER!!!!!!!!!! Martins ...
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The Olson kids are back from vacation...
Replies: 10
Views: 6538

The Olson kids are back from vacation...

We are sooooooo excited :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: Our kids are back from vacation!!!! This morning at 10.30 they arrived with a loud "Hello, we are back, don't we look great, did you miss us". It was like they never left; the old familiarity was right there and we immediately started visiting with...
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sevin dust & paint ?
Replies: 7
Views: 6877

Emil,

Thank you for your response; I appreciate it. I will probably do the "Texas 3-step" with the Sevin :lol:
Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ***HE"S BACK!!!***
Replies: 4
Views: 4580

Congratulations :grin: "Adam" looks happy and in good shape. I am sure he is going to bring you lots of other martins in very soon. Enjoy and best wishes for a great martin season :grin: :grin: :grin:
Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They are Late, but they are here
Replies: 6
Views: 3970

Congratuations on your arrivals :grin: :grin: :grin: I am sure you will enjoy every minute of the "real work". Good luck and best wishes for this martin season.
Astrid
by The Olsons
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Sevin dust & paint ?
Replies: 7
Views: 6877

Should I wait until I find mites to use the Sevin dust, or can I put it in the gourd before the martins return? Does the effect of the Sevin "wear off" after a certain time?
Astrid
by The Olsons
Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What's the best gourd rack
Replies: 7
Views: 10572

Thank you for your response. We do have pretty much all Troyer Horizontal Gourds. Even though they are not going to be made with the crescent entrance anymore I still have about 15 new gourds in storage in case one of the other ones wears out. I will definitely check this webpage out again. All the ...
by The Olsons
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: I have been campaigning
Replies: 5
Views: 6426

I have been campaigning

Dick, Good for you. This sounds like something promising. Please keep us posted. Also, on your comment on the weather you are right, the local weather channels do not show too much bad weather for today or tomorrow. However, the National Weather Service (NOAA.org) has a warning for severe weather (m...
by The Olsons
Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Notice to Martins
Replies: 10
Views: 7871

Bob,

If I was a martin I know where I would go... :wink:
Best wishes to you for this martin season.
Astrid
by The Olsons
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What's the best gourd rack
Replies: 7
Views: 10572

I can confirm what Craig says about the Delux Gourd Rack; I have three of them and one different one for the housing. When the "different one" is swaying in 25 mph the Delux Gourd Rack is not moving at all. Great Product!!!
Astrid
by The Olsons
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Neglected Martin Housing in the Neighborhood. Suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 6478

Tree , Thank you for the link; I will definitely give it a try :!: Johnny, Good idea :idea: the mayor lives here on the Island anyway. Maybe he wants to meet with me on site.... as I said before, when I left the messages I offered to take care of everything. I just want the martins in that house to ...

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