Farm Life: More Bird’s Houses

So that you will not think that I only write about serious topics, here are a few more bird houses that we have acquired and mounted this year.  We found these bird-bird houses in the Lancaster, PA region.  Amish family-run workshops produce them for us tourists (they use gourds, themselves).  Of course, the birds have a sense of humor too.  We believe that a bluebird has taken up residence in the Oriole Birdhouse, and a rufuos-sided towhee has made nest in the wineberry bushes under the Bluebird Birdhouse.  The Woodpecker Birdhouse is open at present.

What’s with the guitar, you ask?  A few months back, when I took the trash down to the trash bin, I found this guitar pitched.  A friend of ours would say it was only good to paddle a canoe.  The neck had been glued back on with beads of Guerilla Glue oozing out from the body, and it had a couple of holes, I like to think bullet sized.  Maybe it was used for target practice, or it had been in a bar fight.  Whatever the tragic history, I turned it upside-down, buried an end, and pulled back the strings to make an opening for some small bird.  It remains vacant so far.




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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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9 Responses to Farm Life: More Bird’s Houses

  1. I had to look at the guitar and then at the title of your post several times, then got the connection!!! What a wonderland you have there 🙂

  2. Lavinia Ross says:

    Interesting use for an unrepairable guitar, Oscar! 🙂

    • hermitsdoor says:

      As a musician, I’m sure that you have come across many instruments that are not improving with age and use (or in this case, abuse). Now you have a new idea for repurposing them.

  3. KerryCan says:

    What bird wouldn’t be happy in any one of those houses?

  4. Very interesting birdhouses and the guitar takes the prize!

  5. Laurie Graves says:

    Free is the best price! That guitar is a fun idea for a bird house. Keep us posted.

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