Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Bird House (that I hope never to do again!)

We have been getting some wonderful rains, not the heavy things predicted......just daily light rains that have totaled up to 2.5 inches so far and more is promised over the rest of the week.  The temperature is back in the more normal range.  We are very grateful and things are greening up nicely.

I have been absent for a while....doing the bird house.  It began as this, over 80 parts not counting the tiny 1/4 inch screws and nuts:

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and after two days and I don't know how many hours, ended as this:
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This was not the most fun I have had in my life.   To top it all off, I had ordered the wrong post.  I should have the correct one here in a few days and then we can get it installed.  It turned out to be much larger than I thought it would be.  It does seem very sturdy.  I sure hope the martins like it!

Note:  It looks a little cockeyed because the floors don't attach and are just stacked here.

The redbuds are in bloom and the large one is alive after all.  Here is a seedling I moved to the front yard about three years ago.






7 comments:

  1. Love that Redbud! Mine is just starting to show signs of life, and hopefully in the next week or so it will look like this!

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  2. I had no CLUE that your martin house came in such a state of bits and pieces! I thought maybe you just screwed the layers together and you are good to go. I see now why you were sooo not looking forward to working on this. Those martins better know just how lucky they are. It looks wonderful and hope you get the right pole soon. :-D

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  3. Ooh, I love the redbud. Makes me want to go for a walk in our woods to see if ours are ready to open up yet.

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  4. Wow....if I saw those pieces I would have simply packed it back up! More brave than I, you are!

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  5. Wow, I love that redbud. You have wonderful bloomers there. I always enjoy visiting and touring your farm.

    FlowerLady

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  6. Your birdhouse is so COOL! Wow! Over 80 parts. That'd make me crazy!

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  7. I bought both my bird houses at garage sales, one was already assembled. Seems like the other was partially assembled, but Hubs took care of the rest. Glad you got through that. It might be too late to get them populated with Martins this year, but they'll come and visit if you keep the sparrow nests cleaned out. Martin nests are made of little sticks, where sparrows tend to use hay and grass. You'll enjoy their clicking, whistling chatter.

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