Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Garden Home for My Feathered Friends

It started out as a gifted bit of 'farmhouse' decor.
I didn't have any room for it in my home,
but there is much room out of doors!
And my little birdie friends will make
great use of it ~ at least I hope so!




~A gifted 'barn' display shelf~


Gentleman Farmer used a hole saw
to cut out the 4 little doorways~


I drilled out the holes and pounded in the
dowel pegs for the little perches.
A little white paint to cover the raw wood
and perches ~ to match the white 'siding'!



Gentleman Farmer also fixed the back so it
could hang and easily be removed by just lifting it
 off for cleaning and winter storage.


4 family bird condo
hanging on the Happy Hens' Haus which
boarders the Spring Garden. It is a handy place for
both the birds and I as they can hunt for
insects in my garden and I  can
enjoy fairly pest free veggies and
birdsong while they flit and flutter
about filling the air with their
sweet melody!




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23 comments:

Rebecca said...

This is SO incredibly clever! I can't wait to find if you get any "renters"....

Emily Fay said...

Oh it's wonderful!!! I love it! Have a lovely week ahead ~

Camille said...

SO pretty Raeann! What a creative girl you are. I *love* it and I am sure your feathered friends will too. :)

Love,
Camille

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

That is such a done project! Your birds (and hens) are lucky, indeed.

Your spring looks just beautiful this year. May your grass take root, and your weeds be small. :)

Love,

Marqueta

Deanna said...

How cute! the bird condo will be filled soon, I'm sure:)

I have a little bird house too, ours make a lovely little spot for the sparrows here. I get so excited every time I see new littke beaks poking out waiting for their momma to bring them food.

Blessings!

Lady R. said...

Your birdhouse is gorgeous! I am sure a very happy family will move in to stay! I would!

Mary said...

So charming & clever~ your condo will be full in no time :)

Darla said...

Spoiled birds! lol

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

What a perfect project! You had a wonderful vision that I'm sure the birds will enjoy. I think I'll have to start looking for a shelf such as this.
Blessings,
Susie

yvettesblogs.com said...

What a wonderful idea for your gardens feathered friends...I'm sure you'll have visitors soon.Loving the shape of your garden shed...So hope the ecology cycle works out for you..HAve a wonderful day! x

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is so beautiful! -I love its charm and am sure you'll attract many bird tenants - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh - what a darling little addition to you gardens! I love seeing others that love birdies too! thank you for linking up to Cottage Garden party today over here at Fishtail Cottage! such a fabulous bird sanctuary! xoxo, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

wanted to let you know i just featured your post that you shared over here at Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party! xoxo, tracie
http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2012/05/features-from-garden-party-3.html

Jann Olson said...

Oh I love how you modified this and made it into a birdhouse. The birds will be ever so happy. I missed visiting last week, but hopping over from Fishtail Cottage. I am now a new follower. I have a linky party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love for you to link up this or another post this week!
Hugs,
Jann

The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a great idea! I can use it on our farm. Fits right in.

I'm your newest follower and invite you to check out my blog, The Country Farm Home, and maybe follow, too. Thanks for sharing. . .Dru

Lynn said...

Well, I just love this! I have a lot of bird houses, but my kitties keep their eyes on them. I have to go out and remind them that they are here to control the mice population - NOT the bird population!

Pam Jones said...

What a lovely bird house I cant wait to see who takes up residence!
Pam

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Awesome!
*hugs*deb

Jann Olson said...

Hi cutie, I know that this post was featured by Tracie, but I just had to feature it also. It will be on Share Your Cup later today. Just think it turned out so cute!
Hugs,
Jann

Hope said...

I love that birdhouse!

Hello, I saw your profile photo on "Tree of Life Home Making" and wanted to come meet you.

~Hope

A Daughter of the King said...

I LOVE< LOVE>LOVE your blogs!

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Oh, I love it! So charming. Can't wait to see what birds make their homes in it!

~Angela~

WeekendFarmer said...

Thats so brilliant! Love it!