This time of year it's dark & grey & generally not so nice in New England. I'm in the process of actually willing Spring to come. I just bought 160 gladiolus bulbs (ambitious, much?), I'm about to order my bees, & I'm carefully watching our crocuses as they come up inch by inch. Yesterday I went to the Home Depot to buy some paint for our breakfast nook (finally) and walked through the bird section while the paint was being mixed. A yard full of colorful birds seems super spring-y to me, so why not add some fine feathered friends into my please-is-it-spring-yet projects?
I'm starting to shop around for the right birdhouse:
This first one is really function over fashion, but it looks like it would do the trick (of tricking birds to hang out near my home).
I like this rustic little saltbox birdhouse, but I'm wondering if it looks too much like my actual house...
Sweet and simple... but, oh, it's $250... moving on...
This airstream trailer birdfeeder is so not my style, but it's grown on me. A lot. I think it would be a colorful contrast to our grey Cape. But if I were a squirrel, I would totally set up shop inside this thing, so maybe it's not my best bet.
Any thoughts? Let me know and stay homey!