Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ok, things are definitely better. No particular reason, I was just really having a down day and now I'm not. Thank you for your prayers. We still haven't found a house to live in and our closing date is getting closer and closer (March 31st), but on a happy note, we have a bluebird pair building a nest in our box. We weren't going to put the bird house out b/c of us moving, but they've been hanging around waiting and twittering at us. If you don't know anything about bluebirds, they are a pretty wonderful little bird that is close to extinction. They're bright blue with red breasts and love people. They are very specific about what they need. They need a specially shaped, unpainted box on a pole, in an area where a cat can't get to it i.e. no branches hanging over or fences to hop from. They used to fly in flocks a long time ago. Wouldn't that be lovely to see?
One of the reasons their are so few left, is b/c of lack of places to nest. If anyone is interested in helping with the bluebird population and would like a box for nesting, then let me know. Jon makes them and I could even mail one to you unassembled (very easy to nail together. ) This probably bored you to tears but it made *me* smile.