Friday, July 3, 2009


When Dad contracted the fence builders to come build our new fences, he asked about the price of removing our old fencing. They told him that it would cost the same as replacing the fences so he decided that he could take care of that job himself.

There was a birdhouse on one of the fencepost that Mom's Dad has helped her build on a rainy Sunday afternoon when she was a little girl - about a gazillion years ago. Anyway, Mom didn't want Dad to take the house down because she had seen two bluebirds coming and going from it.

Dad tried to get Mom to look in the house, but you know she is afraid of birds (and too short too) so she asked him to do it. When he looked in there he saw what he thought was mold and then the mold started to move. And then he saw a little yellow beak. Within minutes, he saw the blue birds coming to check on their babies.
We were so in hopes the babies would leave the nest before Dad had to take the birdhouse off of the fence post and before long they did.

Dad saw that opportunity to take the bird house down before the bluebird couple laid more eggs.

Have a great day!! 7 more post to go until we reveal all of your tongue photos.
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Dory's Backyard said...

I am so glad there were no rocks in the box and your Daddy got to take the house down!

Happy 4th Smileys!

Bijou said...


We had a similar situation here this spring. Mom wanted to take down the old dog kennel but had to wait til the mourning dove chicks left the nest. Which was built in a honeysuckle vine that had grown it the kennel wire.

Have a GREAT holiday weekend!


chicamom85 said...

I am glad that those birdies are ok. Birds kind of scare me. It will be fun to see everyone sticking out there tongues

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Ms. ~K said...

I love bluebirds!
Can't wait to see all the tongues!

Mango said...

My momma found a nest when she was trimming the shrubs. She didn't want to look either! So she just left it alone.

Stop by my bloggy. I tagged you to play a new game.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Bluebirds are so pretty! We're glad to hear that everything turned out just fine!
What a great picture of the 3 of you showing us your tongues!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

Good that the birds got to fly away!

That last photo of you all is great!

lots of woofs

The OP Pack said...

Glad the Dad was able to be patient - bet those little birdies appreciated it too.

Woos, the OP Pack

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Hi, I just came across a pic of Sam sticking out his tongue and posted on my blog. I thought I had one. And I'm still looking for Louies.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We love bluebirds!

Their kholours are soooo pretty!

I khan't wait to see all the tongues!


Agatha and Archie said...

We love htat last pidture of you guys!!!! We couldn't find a good tongue pic of us...oh well Happy 4th you guys!! Love A+A

Inky and Molly said...

you are all very well behaved that you didn't try to go and chase the birdies...we would have!

Martine said...

Good work saving the birdies!! We love birds and saw a humingbird yesterday.... so quick and pretty!

We can't wait for you to reveal the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!

xo sugar & martine

Jackson and Patrick said...

That is crazy! Have a good long weekend!

Sally said...

We love birds and we have some Robins nesting in our garden - we are still trying to get good photos of our tongues to post! D will have to be super quick!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Angus said...

Great story about the birds. Wilf and Digby have their pictures with tongues out posted on the blog today.

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

we're very very happy the bluebirds are ok!!!!!
We love birds.....
well done dear friends!!!!
Can't wait to see all the tongue shots!!!
Mommy are trying to take a photo of our tongue but is soooooooooooooo hard.......we don't love to show our tongue at the people!!!!
Have a wonderful 4th of july dear friends!!!
Lots of love and kisses!!!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

hope nice of your daddy to be patient - hope you get to put the birdhouse back up or at least save it

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It was nice of your dad to wait till the bluebirds were done with the house, at least for the moment, before taking it down.

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