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Mailbag Monday Bird House Building

By January 14, 2013

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It's the beginning of a new week, and no better way to begin than with a great question. This week, Sharon from Washington asks...

"My son wants to build a bird house, but I don't know where to start. I'm a single mom and hopeless about tools or construction - please help! What do I need to do?"

There are plenty of free bird house plans you can start with to see how this type of project should work, and you'll need to make sure you have the right tools for building bird houses. If that's a bit too intimidating, you might try a bird house kit instead. With a little elbow grease, you and your son will have a great bird house, and can begin attracting resident birds to enjoy!

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January 17, 2013 at 1:21 am
(1) Jason says:

Another easy way to build a bird house is with gourds. I grew some last summer and made a couple, they look great, and it’s easy to do.

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