"Honey, as much as you love nature, why don't you experiment turning our acre into a bit of a sanctuary?" I asked my hubby sometime ago.
And as a teaser, I handed him a set of plans to build a Screech Owl Nest House. Knowing him as I do, I knew it would be only a matter of time before he would be building the house for hooters. AND, also, knowing him as I do, he would have his own ideas how it should be built, and would revise the plans.
There have been many owl sightings where we live, and though it is not the season for nesting, last week my hubby had a free Saturday morning, and sure enough, I found him in the garage building an... OWL HOUSE. Fancy that!
When he finished, he climbed 20 feet up into one of our big oaks, and hung the house.
The house has a neat little door that can be raised for cleaning, but I don't think I'll be volunteering to make the climb for that job!
It cannot be painted or stained, so will need to weather naturally.
Now, we just have to wait for nesting season... and hope all the crows around here, arch enemies of the owls, do not keep them away from their cozy little house.
Life with my hubby is always interesting... but hey... it's OWL good!