Hello my friends,
do you have a special birdhouse that is just sitting around waiting to be placed on a pole?
Why not put a fork in it?
A pitch fork that is!
A few years ago my sweet father in law made me this birdhouse. I painted it aqua, glazed it, and added the tin roof and other
bits of junk.
I already have a few birdhouses on poles in my garden so I just kept moving it around trying to decide what I wanted to do with it. At first I thought I would add it to one of the pergola posts. The roof overhangs in back so that wouldn't work.
Then last summer I had an idea. Why not put a fork in it?
My sis had given me a birdhouse years ago attached to a shovel. I could do the same thing using a pitchfork.
I had an old one that I had picked up and it just sort of hung out in the garden. Now and then I worried a little about one of the grands wanting to play with it. It hadn't happened, but what a dangerous weapon it could be!
Hubby bought these metal pipe brackets and they worked great to attach the pitchfork to the back of the birdhouse.
He used screws that were long enough to hold it well, but not so long that they would cause damage to any birds that might decide to take up residency. Although that hasn't happened. :(
We stuck it in the ground and it's a fun and whimsical statement in our garden.
And now I want to announce the date of our next Garden Party.
Monday, May 23rd.
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Our last party was a great success! So many fabulous garden posts were linked up.
Hope you will join us again!
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I will be sharing with these lovely parties: