; Life is like champagne......: My new addition

Friday, May 28, 2010

My new addition

I have been wanting a Purple Martin house for a while, always have looked at them but never took the plunge. This past winter, we stopped at a tag sale down the road and they were selling this house, was filled with old nests of who knows what and needed repairs badly. We picked it up for a song......bird song that is...$6! My husband repaired it, cleaned it out and put a fresh coat of paint on it. He even added the green trim....very appropriate. The problem was mounting the box. We went to a neighbor who had cedar poles, got a few and rigged up a system to drop the pole down when the season is over to clean out the houses. The Martin houses I am use to are the ones on a flag pole style with a nice pulley you can raise and lower anytime. Can't have it all! This was mounted this past week, a little late in the season but the birds can at least see it when they fly by for nexct year.

There are 18 next holes, how could they ever sleep with that many chattering the whole time!

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1 comment:

katy said...

We have a Purple Martin house but no Purple Martins, just squatters. I guess they need a home, too.