Eventually everything worked and we got the feeder to dangle from the line. This morning we watched a squirrel on a limb about 10 feet higher than the feeder, try to be a trapeze artist. He leaped from the limb, missed the seed cake and drop to the ground. Nice try fellow!
When Larry looked out the window a little later, there was a squirrel on the seed cake. If you don't succeed at first...try, try again. A philosophy held by both squirrels and Larry.
His friends are sending him info on how to build a better baffle.
To be continued...