The Shed Door

You will no doubt remember my attempt at attracting Moths to my alcohol drenched shed door?

Well first here is the colour that the shed was originally, before any cider was painted on.

So next taking the bottle of Perry Cider and pouring into a dish and painting the door:

This is the result within 10 minutes of painting the door! This has to be the best paint stripper on the market today? No wonder alcohol screwed my liver up after drinking it for all those years. I think maybe a small glass of Nitromorse on ice may be worth a try. (Only joking if any kids are reading…I AM NOT SERIOUS).

So…now I have to paint the whole shed! AND, not a single moth was interested in the very strong smell of  the cider.

  • Bottom line? Need a different type of alcohol to the cider.
  • It’s the wrong time of year.
  • Or, all the visiting moths got so Mozart that they all went on to somewhere else to finish the night off!

Back to the drawing board.


Mozart & List?

5 thoughts on “The Shed Door”

    1. My wife and I went for a week’s caravanning and photography trip down to Somerset in the west of England which is the historical home of Cider brewing. We had walk around the plant, only very small and in a farm. Took some pics and bought some cider. We bought one bottle that looked like Vodka. Which was knock your head off! So I gave that to a neighbour as a gift. The other bottle was the Perry which was also too strong for us so we put it aside. That was in about 2003 I guess. So I guess it’s about 8 years old. I have still kept it…..just to see where it goes next! Probably start to dissolve the glass!

      Just love you blog by the way, some stunning photography.



  1. Yes can you imagine Di painting the whole shed with Perry Cider? Headline reads
    “Mystery of wildlife photographer found laying at shed in garden. His wife said , I can’t understand it, he had a big smile on his face and was singing show Me The Way To Go home, and his clothes were all moth eaten!”


  2. I’d not heard of that as a theory….. it’s made a damn good job of your shed door though. Do you think it’s the fact that it’s been maturing in the bottle for so long? 🙂 Maybe easier to rig up a light, and see if they come for that. I saw on the TV, that someone had built a moth trap, so they could look at the insects the next day. Sounds like a plan…. I had to smile though at the thought of you painting the rest of the shed with the Perry….. !


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