It’s a great day for deals across the net, free stuff with orders galore!
The trick is finding that special something for the one who has everything. If they happen to be tree huggers, or even the least bit into wild birds… look no further! Holiday wooden birdhouses are guaranteed to bring big smiles, and for the birds too. Even though we’re not anywhere near nesting season, these fun bird homes make awesome roosting spots on cold nights. They’re gifts that last and actually get utilized. Edible birdhouses are another fantastic idea too, you get the feeder plus a real birdhouse once the seed’s consumed. They’re festive, colorful, and oh so fun!
Say you’re looking for something really off-the wall? Man’s best friend immortalized as a fine birdhouse is sure to be the biggest hit ever! Totally handcrafted and made to order, we’ll even customize these canine bird houses from your photo…
no extra charge.
Add in free shipping, plus a stocking stuffer the birds will love, and oh yeah… 15% off, and that’s a sweet deal! Shopping small definitely has its benefits!
Use code bb15 now through Monday, Dec 2 to take advantage of this sweet deal for the holidays!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving…
filled with family, laughter and great times… from our flock to yours!
And why would one wait that long anyway? A Mother’s Day gift that shipped in May, the issue hadn’t come to light until July! When her kids kept asking if she received the copper roof birdhouse, Teresa was just too busy with more pressing matters.
So when she finally called us, but FedEx insisted it was delivered… we were a bit befuddled. Teresa said they’ve never had anything stolen from the porch, and that you can’t see the residence from the street because the driveway is 300 feet long. Needless to say we drove the FedEx rep crazy with requests for a claim. Nightmare.
Then one day we received a package out of the blue, but no, it wasn’t the birdhouse. It was one pound of Michigan dried cherries, three jars of some outlandish hot fudge, a box of french soap, and a really nice card… from Teresa! Turns out the birdhouse was there all along, but she thought it was the high chair she had ordered for her grand daughter. It wasn’t until the big company selling the chair notified her that it was out of stock – two months after she had ordered it. The light went off… she had her birdhouse all along. For our troubles (and oh there were several) she sent us a gift, along with a phone call and explanation. What a huge relief!
It’s not the first time we’ve actually received gifts from our customers. Because we’re small, we do much more than just sell a birdhouse. We make it an experience, by personalizing things, following through and knowing our customer is thrilled. From the largest copper birdhouses… to the smallest chickadee house, that’s just how we believe business should be done.
The dried cherries were to die for, and the other two jars of fudge? Long gone before the pic was snapped!
After reading the contact form notification, Google was used to verify the address and get a look at the nursing home. Kevin even said to call the home and gave the phone number. At first I thought Kevin was an employee, but after actually speaking realized he was one of the residents at St. Francis.
Here’s the actual request:
Message / Comments / Questions
HI, MY NAME IS KEVIN G. I AM LIVING IN A NURSE HOME. CALL ST FRANCES.ADDRESS 417 INDUSTRIAL DR OBERLIN LA 70655.I AM ASKING YOULL FOR HELP PLEASE. LIKE A DONATION OF ONE BIRD BATH. PLEASE.THIS WILL MAKE THESE OLD PEOPLE HERE VERY HAPPY.
Look at the image, it’s called a nursing home, how sad is that? I’d imagine residents have little to no family, and the ones who do-likely don’t see them too often. A friend had started a program a while back called “birds for brains”. It was a wonderful (but short-lived I think) endeavor where a we, and a few other retailers donated bird feeders, and local feed & seed stores donated seed. The neighboring boy scout troops maintained these feeders at several nursing homes. The interaction among residents just watching the birds was delightful. It gave them something engaging to do and brought smiles to their faces.
Back in the day, kevin likely had his own yard filled with sweet birds. We’ll definitely oblige and send along a hanging bird bath for Kevin and the other residents… and for the birds. A feeder probably wouldn’t do much good as funds are limited for this group of old souls and seed costs money. At least water’s free and it is a great way to entice some feathered friends.
And by chance if anyone in the birding industry happens to catch this post, please consider something to entice wild birds for the residents of St. Francis, even a bench or chairs to sit outside and watch them. The guy’s for real, as is the address above and the place. Especially with Thanksgiving upon us, how can you not be thankful for what you have by giving to others?
Stumped for a fun and thoughtful gift for a nature buff on your list? Consider something totally cool and totally green like birdhouse kits.
These innovative designs arrive in flat packaging, and since they’re like puzzles to assemble, there’s no nails, screws or tools required. It makes perfect sense… for feathered friends too!
Providing a proper nest site for spring, the Tweet Home in recycled plastic makes for an excellent roost during the off-season too. In the most vibrant colors and two designs, there’s six styles from which to choose. You may even need the instructions for this one 🙂
The Totally Green Birdhouse Kit (yes, that’s really the name) is crafted from recycled paper that’s laminated into strong board. This one allows for unlimited creativity too! Its weather-proof design is biodegradable after the nesting season, and the packaging is filled with photos and useful tips on cavity-dwelling birds. Paint it any way your heart desires because birds certainly won’t mind a colorful home!
Almost eight years later and we’re still dealing with the mysterious fungus known as white nose syndrome which is critically affecting the bat population. Originating in the northeastern US, it’s continually spreading further west and south. Although it may seem trivial to some, the furry, winged mammals (yes they’re mammals) play a key role in the eco-system… especially to farmers and their crops.
By offering shelter in the form of bat houses, you’ll encourage the critters to stick around. Several species are known to use the houses for roosting, and the shelters range in size from a single chamber to larger 5-chamber models. There’s even designer bat houses to enhance your landscape!
If you can spare 60 seconds, please see the quick note below from the Center for Biological Diversity, and take a stand for bats… thanks!
Since 2006 a deadly fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has killed nearly 7 million North American bats, pushing several species to the brink of extinction and creeping farther across the country every year.
These bats have declined by 98 percent over a large portion of their range, and have been waiting a painfully long time for an emergency rescue. But — just as life-saving protections are in sight — the Service’s proposal to protect the creatures could be derailed by greedy energy companies, who are lining up to limit the bat’s protection.
Please take action now to tell the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect northern long-eared bats without delay. If we wait any longer, it may well be too late.
With cooler weather heading our way, the natural foods birds forage for will become more scarce. Insect populations are dying off, and the once vivid flowers seed heads’ of late summer and fall have pretty much been picked over. Now’s the time when birds (and squirrels) are caching food in tree cavities and crevices for winter feeding. Woodpeckers, chickadees and titmice are famous for this behavior. Some birds will even steal others caches!
It’s definitely the time to gear up in the bird feeding department if you happen to partake. Suet always offers a calorie-packed meal for most backyard birds. But in the fun department, big seed ornaments and the wren casita edible birdhouse are back!
Coated with premium seed, nuts and fruit, these big ornaments are an excellent food source for birds and some even make real houses for nesting and roosting once the seed’s been consumed.
Birdie Cottages are other edible houses that offer a cozy roost for smaller songbirds. In a set of two cottages, there’s one to keep and one to give!
Save 10% on these fun wild bird accessories through 11/15/13
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