I can't believe what I just got!!!
Ok so, there is this house across the street from me that had this lovely old handmade birdhouse in the back yard. I have admired it from afar for several years now. About 4 years ago the home owner told me that it was hand made by her Father when she was a child around 70 years ago. And it had been up there 20 foot in the air since the day he finished it. Well I'm sad to say that sweet lady passed on last fall. And her house was put up for sale by her surviving family. But the guy who bought it, said he was going to tear it down the bird house and trash it, that he didn't want it there. So naturally I offered to remove it for him if I could take it. He said yes, so after some very intense labor, the house is down safely, and sitting on my back porch for some love and attention. It needs cleaned out very badly, and a new paint job, one perch has come off, but is repairable. The house by itself weighs around 75 pounds, because it is made out of oak, and has a metal top, and took two of us to lift it into the truck... But its mine!!! I can't wait to get started working on it, and get if up for the birds to use for spring nests. Heres a picture of it in the air, and then again on my back porch, what do you all think???