Monday, May 17, 2010

Martin Mansion

This is what I got for Mother's Day! Danny had this Purple Martin house specially made for me. There is a man is his 80's that lives not to far from us, who builds these as a hobby. They are massive and absolutely beautiful! We built this post with a swing arm so we could take the house down and clean it at the end of the season. We put a ring around the base of the post and planted blueberry bushes. So now we have strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries...can you say cobbler! It's not likely that any Martin's will nest this year, because they more than likely have an established residence for this season. I still have my fingers crossed that we might get some! Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! How neat- love the idea of the swing down arm. It is so impressive looking- I'll cross my fingers that you get tenants yet this year! Your bird stories remind me of my mom who is always watching, feeding and reporting to me what she's seen! I'm noticing more and more hummers lately!