What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

broken birdhouse 2

on June 24, 2014

Today’s is a sad shed. In one of those uncomfortable coincidences one doesn’t wish to examine too closely, after commenting recently to Minimalist Sometimes that no birds had accepted our offer of a birdhouse in two nesting seasons, I found it on the ground today. I fear I was mistaken about its occupancy status and that it had predatory help leaving its limb.

Except for a small piece, the birdhouse's floor is missing, drug away who knows where.

Except for a small piece, the birdhouse’s floor is missing, drug away who knows where for what fell purposes?

The box and its mate (subject of a previous daily shed) were Christmas gifts from our crafty nieces. During the first spring they were hung, we watched at least three broods of songbirds fledge from them. I’ll miss their cheerful sight from our back windows, but weather and, perhaps, tooth and claw have taken their toll. I don’t have a suitable piece of wood for making a repair, and the sides are splitting anyway. It’s time to return the wood of the birdhouse to the soil.

shedding style: compost
destination: our hugelkultur mound

Comments welcome … do you have any aging avian infrastructure it’s time to shed?

7 responses to “broken birdhouse 2

  1. Mark says:

    For whatever reason, we have on more than one occasion had birds choose to nest in vases on our not-so-screened-in screen porch, rather than in the birdhouses we have outdoors. Sadly, some of our outdoor birdhouses are in similar condition….

  2. Anne Lene says:

    Oh no… I’m so sorry! Maybe one of these days you could make a new one? To welcome new residents to your neighbourhood :-)

  3. revdarkwater says:

    In our climate, some species start house-shopping in February … want to have them up with the “to let” signs out at the right time!

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