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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Little Trailer Bird House




 I have been telling you all about our 
great new neighbors . . .

but now, look at this!



Have you ever seen a birdhouse this cute?
And look at the little propane tank on the front :)



It was a handmade gift from our new neighbor.




 I can't wait to see what kind of bird decides to claim it as home.


 Now let's take a walk around the house.
This is our view from the front of the house.

  Look at this,
we cut down a hollow tree in the backyard
and found this.



We were sure happy to see that the residents
had moved away.
It could have been a very bad day,
if they hadn't.
This photo is only about a quarter of the size of it.
By the time that I took the photo the other parts 
had been piled on the woodpile.


 This is my garden . . .
it's getting off to a good start, and I'm so excited :)


Some of you may remember my scarecrow,
well, I brought her with me when we moved.

This year she has a new hair-do . . . do you like it?


 I can hardly wait to see what these beans
will look like when they climb my tee-pee. 


The front porch . . .
come on in a sit a while.


Wouldn't it me lovely to sit and visit . . .
I would be thrilled to make lemonade and cookies 
and just have a lovely chat :)

Have a wonderful day . . .
and do come visit again.

I love company :)

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


54 comments:

  1. You moved? Gosh, I have sure been out of the loop since I went to work. Glad I'm home now so I can catch up :). Your gardens look great and your porch so inviting. And the birdhouse? Adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much, and welcome back to blog-land :)

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  2. You seem to be settling in well in your new home. Love the little trailer birdhouse, so creative. Good neighbours are to be treasured.

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  3. your scarecrow looks great with the new hairdo:) be sure to show us the beans when they are on the teepee. LOVE what you did to your pink bedroom and the bath is such a huge difference! very pretty! wishing you years of happiness in your new home, connie!

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    1. Good Morning Lynn, You are such a sweetheart, thank you for your kind words and thoughtful blessing :)

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  4. Your birdhouse is soooo cute and so is the scarecrow. Never seen a girly one.

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    1. Hi Betty, I agree it is the cutest, ever! We have been blessed with very nice neighbors :)
      I have been getting up early and when I look out at the garden i've been seeing robins walking through the rows . . . I think that they are getting worms, but I need those worms to work the soil in my garden. So far my girly scarecrow is doing her job :)

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  5. Your scarecrow is adorable and sassy, I love her long blonde braids. What is the stuff that was in the tree, I can't make it out. Probably nothing good. LOVE the birdhouse!!!

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    1. Hi Ginny, it was a giant wasps nest. Lucky for us it was old and they had moved on :)

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  6. Hi Connie, Oh how I love seeing your yard and the views! First thing, I am SWOONING over that birdhouse camper! I was gonna say...if Steve is making these, I will buy one from you in a heartbeat!! Of course, it would have to be white! Your scarecrow girl is toooo SWEET....love her long pigtails! She made me giggle. And I love seeing the teepee you made for your beans....I made one years ago when my son was younger. It did alright but it needed to be taller. I did make a tunnel out of farm fence for my gourds a few years in a row...that turned out neat. Thanks for posting and of course...a porch is always my favorite! If we ever head west on vacation...I will come sit on your porch! You obviously have a wonderful neighbor~~~Blesssings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, Oh, I knew that you would like my new birdhouse . . . it is pretty darn cute. I haven't seen any posts with "Sweetie" in them this spring, but then you are like me . . . fixing up a new place doesn't leave much time for anything else :)

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  7. I love your view across the street, and can imagine all that newly cut hay smells wonderful? At least, I assume it's newly cut because it is so green. Your front porch is delightful and just perfect for sitting and chatting over lemonade and cookies. Gosh, it makes me wish I lived in the neighborhood!

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    1. Hi Sara, come on over and join our neighborhood . . . there is a ten area farm just down the road for sell :) Looking out my window this morning I can see the irrigation sprinklers going and the hay is already growing for the next cutting. It's a lovely view :)

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  8. OH- It is looking so good at your new home. Love your view of fields and that trailer birdhouse is just adorable!!!!! Your scarewoman is looking pretty spiffy with her new hairdo! xo Diana

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    1. Good Morning Diana, I guess it is easy to tell that we are enjoying our new country life :)

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  9. that birdhouse is adorable. Love your view too. The garden looks good and I do like your scarecrow. The front porch looks very inviting and it would be nice to sit a spell and visit

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    1. Good Morning Ann, when you first see our little house, you wonder way they built it with the front of the house facing the side yard. Then once you get it, it's all about the porch. It is facing the east-side of the house with a row of trees in front of it. We have shade from the trees in the morning and shade front the house in the afternoon and early evening. Perfect for hours of enjoyment anytime of the day :)

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  10. I love seeing all the busy goings-on at your new place...love the start of your garden and that darling scarecrow! She's too cute to be scaring any birds away. And what wonderful neighbors you have with making and giving you that awesome birdhouse. Creative, handmade gifts are the best!

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    1. Hi Melanie, We are loving it here and you are so right, we have wonderful neighbors. We placed the birdhouse in a spot where we can see it from the living-room window and when we are sitting on the porch . . . it is so cute that each time I look out I have to smile. Handmade gifts are the best, because they are made with the heart :)

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  11. Oh Connie, your house is beyond adorable!!! I love your porch that is every ones dream , to be able to sit on a covered porch and I love the color! Yikkes on the behive and your neighbor could make a mint on his little birdhouses!! Soooo cute!!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I know . . . I asked him if he sold them, but he said that he likes just making them for friends and family. The little birdie that picks it will certainly have a home to be proud of :)

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  12. The little trailer birdhouse is so cute. You sure have a lovely house and garden :)

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    1. Hi Kristine, and thank you so much :)

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  13. That little trailer bird house is adorable!! Love your porch...so cozy and pretty!! Yes...it would be lovely to sit out there and have lemonade and cookies and chat the afternoon away.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, if you are ever in my neighborhood give me an hours notice and I will whip up a batch of cookies and have the lemonade cold and ready for a long and relaxing chat :)

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  14. I would so sit on your porch and eat your baking and drink lemonade!!! Your place is perfect! I made a scarecrow, it has featured in a few posts over the years. The caravan bird house is gorgeous, my friend makes pottery caravans in that shape.

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    1. Hello Sue, I will have to go back through your posts and see if I can find your scarecrow. Do you know when you posted it? We love our little birdhouse and your friend's clay ones sound adorable, too :)

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  15. Connie, its all looking so good and welcoming! You and your husband have achieved so much! Your veggie plot looks thriving and the view from your house is wonderful. What a thoughtful and clever gift from your neighbour, so much fun and just perfect for you!
    I'd love to sit on your pretty porch for a chat!
    Gill xx

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    1. Good Morning Gill, it is always a pleasure to get a visit from you, and it would be lovely to sitting and chat. Maybe someday I'll visit England (or just dream about it) and we can have a chat in your lovely rose garden, too :)

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  16. dear Connie, you have a lovely house and garden - I enjoyed my visit. Very cute birdhouse and I'm so pleased you didn't leave that quirky scarecrow behind.

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    1. Hi Sue, She was only guarding a flower bed at our old house, now that she's a farm-girl she has a much bigger job ahead of her, LOL

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  17. Your view is amazing! That looks like alfalfa hay in the field. I bet it smells nice outside too :)))
    Your garden is adorable and I love your scarecrow!
    I'm so jealous of your find in the tree! I would love to find old comb for my bee traps. I haven't had any success catching bees yet and that would lure them in quite nicely.
    Your blessed with great neighbors. It seems they are as crafty and talented as you guys :)))))

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    1. Hi Kelly, Don't be jealous . . . we think it was a wasp's nest, not bees. There was no sign of there ever being honey there. I've been reading your blog now for a couple of years and now I've caught the country girl fever, too. It is so wonderful living in the country. I don't think that we will ever raise animals, but we love the space, the fresh air, and the joy of gardening. Then being topped off with wonderful neighbors, well all I can say is that. "we love it here" :)

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  18. Everything is looking great there! The peas climbing on the teepee poles will be so neat! Love your views.

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    1. Hi Stacey, thanks so much for stopping by to say hello . . . we are loving our new country life :)

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  19. What a kind and thoughtful neighbor! Darling birdhouse.
    Love that your garden is up and growing too.

    Everything about your new place looks welcoming, and inviting.

    Have a wonderful rest of your week.

    K.

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    1. Hi Kerin, we were certainly blessed with great neighbors and we are loving our new country life. There is a lot to do, but we are slowing getting a little bit done everyday :)

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  20. I adore everything i see!!! The bird feeder... the pillows on the porch... the garden ...love love love it!!!
    be well my friend and enjoy!

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    1. Hi Donna, it is very nice to see you, and thanks for the visit. I am delighted that you like what you see :)

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  21. Your new home is really taking well to being "Connie-ized"!

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    1. Connie-ized . . . I like that :)

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  22. Hi Connie,

    Nice neighbors indeed! And they are the crafty type, which is a bonus. Please keep us posted of any residents that arrive in their special camper. Your garden is coming along nicely. I planted cilantro and basil and one tomato plant this year. It's my first dip into gardening so we'll see how I do and hopefully will expand next year.

    The front porch looks great; I like the wicker end table painted like a watermelon. I saw the title of the previous post so I'm going to go have a snoop.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Good Morning Kay, it is great to see you . . . I'm really a beginner gardener, too. I tried at the old house, but we had too much shade and nothing ever did very well. I am so excited because this year I plan on growing enough to do a little bit of canning. That will be a totally new experience for me, but I have a lot of friends that have said that they would be happy to teach me :) I'm delighted that you like the little birdhouse; I think that it is the cutest thing ever.

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  23. What a wonderful neighbor to give you such a cute gift. Love the blue porch! I painted a garden gate and a trellis close to the color.

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    1. Hi Brenda, I saw a blue porch one day when I was doing a Google search and fell in love with it. Then when it came time to paint, I almost lost my nerve, to go so bright. I love it and I'll so happy with how it turned out :) Thank you for your sweet comments.

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  24. How much land do you actually have - it looks huge compared to our sardine can lane.

    And, I spotted your striped cushions on the porch - perfect for the house.

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    1. Hi Carol, we have just a little over an acre . . . it is huge compared to our old yard. You're the one that inspired all of my painted drop cloth projects. I'm having so much fun with it . . .thank you :)

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  25. Things seem to be coming along nicely at your place. Love the new birdhouse.

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    1. We are so happy here and we love our new birdhouse, too. Just yesterday we saw a little bird pop inside and check it out :)

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  26. It's been a long time! I am so excited to find your blog again. The camper birdhouse is so cute! Your new home is wonderful and you have the talent to make a silk ourse out of ah sows ear as they say. I missed you and your creative mind. I am excited for you with your studio. Happy trails!

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    1. Hi Nancy, it is wonderful to get a visit from you . . . you have been missed. Thank you for your very sweet compliments :)

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  27. wow, what an awesome view. I love your scarecrow too :)

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