• Bird Bath,  Bird Baths,  Birdbaths,  Uncategorized

    New Years Note for One of Our Bird Baths Ends 2013 Nicely

    A happy New Years Note for One of our Donated Bird Baths

    On the last day of 2013 it was nice to receive this note via snail mail. It was a thank you which stemmed from a resident’s simple request for a birdbath to attract some birds at the nursing home. We sent along one of the hanging bird baths, a couple of suet cakes with cages, and some easy suet recipes in hopes the kitchen staff might humor the residents – and help feed the birds on a tiny budget!

    A post was published hoping some other birding businesses might catch wind of the simple request. A couple of benches would’ve been really nice for the folks to sit outside and enjoy the birds, but that was beyond our realm. It was just good to give, expecting nothing in return, and we managed a good bit of that for 2013, and will continue to do so in the new year!

    Yes, 2013 had its ups and downs, from Fiscal Cliffs and natural disasters, to super storms, a never-ending winter, and government shut-downs. The Monarch migration was a bust, and bats and bees continue to perish at alarming rates. That last part may not sound very important… but just ask a farmer who grows crops. Without these pollinators the future could be grim.

    So, Welcome 2014!
    May winter be swift, for early nest starts and spring bulbs forcing through, for a safe and timely return of hummingbirds and all migratory birds, for a new awareness and stewardship of the nature around us, and for many happy & healthy fledges for all our feathered friends!

    Oh yeah.. and here’s that nice note 🙂Happy New Year and lovely note for a donated birdbath

  • Bird Houses,  birdhouse kits,  Uncategorized,  Wood Birdhouse,  Wooden Birdhouse Kits

    A Really Small World of Birdhouse Kits

    Some interesting ties for Box for Birds; Georgia-made birdhouse kitsThis one’s called The Right, a Box for Birds design aptly named after Frank Lloyd Wright’s mod style of architecture.

    Extremely bird-friendly, and fun, puzzle-like birdhouse kits to assemble, several went out the door as holiday gifts this month. One in particular had a pretty cool story behind it, and the card was signed “Frank Lloyd Wren”. The sender thought it fun to keep the recipient guessing!

    So when we received a letter with Frank Lloyd Wren in the subject line, it rang a bell, and raised an eyebrow. Read on if you have any doubt in small world syndrome:

    Turns out that a friend halfway across the country happens to be a mutual friend of one of those recipients. While visiting over the holidays and celebrating good cheer, the topic of birdhouses came up. When my friend mentioned our business, the recipient exclaimed “that’s where the birdhouse kit was from!”

    Turns out our friend is a good friend of the recipient of Frank Lloyd Wren! So, to John and Deb: May your new The Cedar Side Entry Birdhouse will entice nuthatches, chickeadees, downy woodpeckers and more!birdhouses host many successful broods over the years! And to the sender, Deb’s sister in TX… great choice! By the way, the Cedar Side Entry Bird House should also entice a nuthatch or two to your place in spring!

     

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