A 300 pound bear came by last week; only Bob saw it. It shook the bird feeder pole so hard that all the feeders fell down, and the bear destroyed them.
Today Bob dug a hole around the pole and we helped pour cement down the hole, two bags worth, and as soon as it sets up in a day or so, we will be able to leave the feeders out at night again.
Bob also made new hooks for the new feeders so that they are secure against vibration, in case the bear tries it again!
I just finished re-greasing the pole, so squirrels, raccoons, and bears beware!
—from a letter by Ingrid Riga, Curator, to a sponsor of several of the carving exhibits