Sunday, May 15, 2011

Repair Blue Bird Boxes.

I must at least, begin repairs
to my bird boxes today or risk
being labled a slum lord.

Above you can see woodpecker damage.
Elmer's wood putty will fill in and make
like new. It is important to the bird's feathers.
I must sand smooth.

In the middle is a door that is ready to
paint, all nice and smooth.

Above is a spare door I never used.
I will fill in the groove you see and sand,
paint.

I make my boxes out of cypress board,
they last for ever if I clean with weak 
solution of Clorox bleach and water.
Rinse thoroughly and let dry. 

Moma Blue Bird has had enough.

10 comments:

S. Etole said...

It seems you are being a very thoughtful landlord.

texwisgirl said...

ooh, ooh, ooh! i need some of these!!! sales? blog giveaway? :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Looks like you have done a wonderful job !
Didn't know the woodpeckers did that kind of damge to the nests, that's what mine look like.
Sheesh.
~Jo

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I just threw away my last bluebird box --and bought another one. Your way is cheaper!!!!! Thanks for suggesting it, SII.
Betsy

Lisa RedWillow said...

This last photo is so pretty. I have a hard time with getting birds most day so when I see them I sure appricate them.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Peace and Many Blessings to you also.

Lisa RedWillow said...

This little critter with the rope is so very cute. Love that image.

SquirrelQueen said...

Goodness the woodpecker did quite a bit of damage. Mama Bluebird is tapping her foot and waiting but she will be pleased with the finished home.

I love your header photo!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You are way better than the last landlord I had - some 12 years ago.

Sandra said...

whoo hoo a spare door, who knew? moma looks like she is warning you to get away from her house. i had no idea bird houses needed repairs.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I love this! I would have never thought of such a repair. Instead... the condemning board would have condemned it!