We cleaned out all eleven Bluebird houses one day...making sure they are ready for Bluebirds that should come any day now. I really need to make a better pattern with a more slanted roof...and a piece of wood near the door with a screw in it so I can swivel it down or up to cover the hole for the winter ...so mice don't take up residence. We cut down brush away from the houses...cause mice will climb up the brush and sneak their way in.
This bird house was a gift from neighbor Arvilla a long time ago. It has hosted a number of Bluebird families.
Yesterday I mowed the wildflower garden east of the house...I chased out a mouse that ran up a tree. My lawn mower may make it another year...it doesn't smoke as bad since Far Guy changed the oil and the oil filter! Our Lilacs on the far end of that area may have a few flowers this year!
Spring is coming slowly! The Butter butts (Yellow Rumped Warblers) came yesterday however a number of Juncos are still here.