Boy have we been taking advantage of the nice warm days here. Hubby was kind enough to put up my Purple Martin house this week. Look at all those rooms in that mansion. I’ve wanted one for quite some time but didn’t want to pay the price. Have you looked lately, a decent size house runs from $300-$900? That’s certainly out of my price range, but lucky me my friend Lisa had purchased this one for $30 at a craft sale and never used it and said I could have it. Let’s just say I was jumping for joy, I really got excited over it. It’s made from old barn wood so it fit into our surrounding quite nicely and was just what I was looking for.
I had the perfect spot picked out for it, the place our old satellite dishes were mounted; since we no longer use them I had hubby take them down (what an eyesore anyway). The wooden pole is cemented into the ground and I knew it would look funny standing in the yard with no purpose, but now I love it with the Martin House atop.
I photoshopped the purple clematis into this photo because that’s what I intend on planting around the base. Don’t you think it will look so pretty? I already have the vine I just need to get it planted, and I think I’ll add chicken wire around the pole so the clematis has something to hang onto.
The house has nesting boxes on each side so there’s room for 24 guests. I guess I’ll just have to sit tight in hopes someone moves in.
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