I found a new use for this tractor that was very effective. My blueberries are always eaten by birds or chickens. My first two bushes that were ripe were eaten quickly this year. I had a later ripening bush that had quite a bit of berries on it. I had not gotten any berries from that bush last year due to the birds. I was also tired of eating half ripe berries just to beat the birds to the berries. I realized I had the answer just sitting there. I moved the chicken tractor over the bush. The birds haven't been able to get to the berries and we have had several handfuls of berries over the last month.
Obviously on a larger scale this would not work. The bushes at some point probably next year will be taller than the tractor will allow. And I am not going to make a tractor for each bush I own. My thoughts are to use this now while the plants are younger. I can probably get one more year out of the bush I put it on this year and I have one more that is an early variety that I could use it on. So I could ultimately use it one more year on two plants. That would leave 3 plants that would be on their own. Most of the plants will be 4th year plants at that point. Hopefully those larger plants will have more berries than we have birds. This will not eliminate my need to go pick blueberries from local berry farms, but will supplement this and give the kids a warm sweet berry snack while we are outside. As I add more blueberries any that are smaller in size would get the tractor cover as well.