Back when my son, who is now nearly 20, wanted to create with me we spent a day building birdhouses. I was planning to show him how, but you know how that goes. He insisted he didn’t need my knowledge and instead followed the directions in one of my birdhouse books.
He cut out his pieces and laid them all out in order, or so he thought. As he started putting the sides of the birdhouse together I corrected the way he was going about it. And boy did he get angry with me! So I left him alone to follow the instructions in the book.
When he was finished the birdhouse was only 2″ x 2″ inside and had no clean out door. He was very proud of the birdhouse he had built, so proud that he went straight out to the big oak tree in the backyard and screwed it to the trunk.
Only a few months later chickadees had taken up residency in my son’s birdhouse. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was so small inside I didn’t think they would fit. Well, those birds flew in and out daily feeding their young before leaving the nest. Yes, the nest is still in there. Remember, no clean out!
My motto is now “If it fits, it’s home tweet home.”