One of the things as grandparents we enjoy is bird watching. We want to share our love of the outdoors and the local birds. We built a humongous bird feeder 2X6 feet, which the kids seem to enjoy. It is covered and the kids have enjoyed watching the birds since they were very little.
Even the furry feathered ones (the squirrels) who steal the seed.
ZACK AND ZEDA READY TO HANG THE BIRD HOUSE,
THE HERB GARDEN CLOSED SO WE WON'T BE INTERUPTED.
Last summer the grands came to visit and the weather was nice for once. It seems it's either unbearably cold or pouring down rain or snowing when they show up. Our Grandson decided he would help Zeda build and hang some bluebird houses.
We needed to find the proper location for the house. Blue birds like to be on the edge of a field where they can see anyone coming in all directions. They don't want anyone or anything to sneak up on them. They want to be about 6 feet in the air. You want to make sure it is uncomfortable for snakes to climb up.
We found a great place, a post from an old fence line.
FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS SECURE THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUSE. WE DON'T NEED IT COMING LOOSE AND THE BABY BIRDS FALLING OUT.
Zeda has a cordless drill for the job.
ZACK PUTS IN THE TOP SCREW FIRST
IT'S A HARD REACH, AND THE DRILL IS HEAVY. IT TAKES ZACK'S CONCENTRATION.
ZEDA, I DID IT, THE SCREW IS SET.
PUTTING THE LAST SCREW IN. THE JOB IS FINISHED.
LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE ATTRACTED SOME EXTRA HELP.
With supervision, children can use power tools. They enjoy the challenge.
You can find directions on making a bluebird house here:
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