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Toppled Over

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Back in April, I wrote about the derelict birdhouse properties bespoiling our otherwise stellar reputation for well-kept homes in the area. A hole in one roof and siding falling off another. Well, before they even got around to fixing that sagging siding, the whole foundation gave out. This is how we found the situation after sunrise this morning:

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Some raccoon probably got curious about what might be residing inside that aging bird home and tried climbing up to take a peek.

That’s what they get for building on an unsound foundation.

Luckily, it appears there was no one home at the time of the toppling.

Maybe someone should consider putting their birdhouse on this foundation:

It’s about twenty-five feet tall.

After clearing out small trees beneath two of our big oaks near the house, the trunk of a similar oak that had snapped off in a storm last year became clearly visible.

It’ll be a while before what’s left of that tree tips over and falls to the ground. Unfortunately, it’s beyond my reach to mount anything on top of it. The winged creatures are on their own to build a nest up there if they so choose.

We’ll find a new place for our little birdhouse catering to cavity-nesting birds that prefer heights I can actually achieve.

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Written by johnwhays

June 13, 2020 at 8:52 am

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