Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For Rent

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

O.K. Here’s the story. I know that I tend to put way too much detail in my writing. That comes from my newspaper days of writing society and travel articles in addition to my public relations duties as the Executive Director for my home town’s Main Street program:

The editor always said that I was a “descriptive” writer. I always took it as a compliment, whether it was meant to be or not. Well, if the shoe fits, I’ll wear it. Old habits are hard to break!

But, I will try to cut to the chase. My DH (forever the KID at heart and a lover of God’s creatures both great and small) has a thing for making bird houses. He will pick up a scrap of wood and cut and nail it together and make bird houses. No forethought as to the finished product, he just starts cutting and nailing. Last year for our Family Reunion, he made a custom designed birdhouse for each family that attended. Of course, I was the one that had to paint AND name all of them, but never-the-less, it was his project.

He has several placed at strategic points around the farm and has a standing joke when birds begin to build their nests in one of them. He will tell me that “he has rented” another one of his houses. Today he was all smiles when he told me that one of his renters “had a baby”.

On my post the other day concerning the return of my hummingbirds, my dearest and best childhood friend, Claudia, a.k.a. “BIRDSTOPUSA” and I were discussing birds and I was telling her about the DH’s birdhouses. So, when he came in and told me about having one rented, I told her about it and, of course, she got a big chuckle out of it.

So when he told me today about the baby, I just had to send her a quick IM to tell her. She later telephoned me to ask if I would post about it today. And how can I not fulfill the request of my BFF?

Now, that wasn’t tooooooooooo long, was it?

Please leave a comment if you stopped by the farmhouse today. We just love having company.

Au revoir,


I Need This Antiques said...

Hello Jacque. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. It was a lot of fun sending out bloggie swag. I'm going to do this each and every month and pull a commenter's name out of hat to send off one in June. I love the way new folks pop up from all over the country and always wonder how they found my blog. Of course, I had to take a peep at yours and love your blog about the birdhouses. Reminds me of my dad who adored roses and birds. We had birdhouses all over our yard in New Jersey and so many different birds came visiting. Thank you for such a nice memory. Sea Witch

Birdstopusa said...

The DH's colorful birdhouses look sooo warm and cozy. Heck, if I was a bird I would pack up, move in, and even put in for my homestead exemption. Our bird houses are all occupied too. We had to take the birdstop,usa sign out of the yard. When the birds are just passing through, and stop to get a drink of water and a bite to eat, I will give you and Sammy a good recommendation. Tell Sammy to leave a light on!

One Vintage Hag said...

good morning jacque,
what a great post. i too would rent one if i were a bird shopping for a home for my nest & eggs. they are delightful ~ see now why he rents so many. think you should get some baby pictures to share.
your post are always wonderful, keep using all those words.
~one vintage hag

Janet, said...

Hi, I love bird houses, too. I just posted about birdhouses. We have 6 in our yard (all occupied), along with numerous bird nests in our trees and bushes and up against our house. I love the look of your bird houses, your husband did a fine job.