Sunday, February 19, 2012


About a year ago, Noah's Place got baby chicks for our petting zoo.  My daughter thought they needed extra care that they couldn't get at the barn in the evenings so they found there way to our garage.  Chickens grow fast and we have learned so much from them in the past year.  Hopefully what we share with you may help you decide if they are the right pet for you.

We have built a cozy home / coop for them.  SunnyDee is here enjoying an afternoon roost.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One Week Old Bluebirds

Exciting time in WHB Clubhouse 1925-85, with the arrival of 5 baby blues the first week of May.  This picture was taken when they were approximately one week old.  Not a pretty site, but definitely one only a mother would love.  No feathers and alot of exposed skin.
 When we view a nesting box, we tap a few times to make sure there is no one on the inside and then carefully open up the door.  Take a few quick pictures and close the door.  The entire process should take around 30 seconds so not to anger the parents.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Live Bluebird nesting box

This does not replace actually looking in your own box and seeing what the eggs are doing.  But, it is interesting.  Usually when you open the door the mom is not there.  This will get very interesting whenever they hatch. 

Enjoy by clicking on this link..

Busy Time + Eggs in the Nest

This is the time of year birds seem extra active.  It is finally starting to warm up.  Before dawn each morning you hear the birds getting ready for the day.  This is usually the first sounds of the morning.  You also know the birds have been busy because new nests are built and eggs are starting to appear.  Below are five eggs that were laid within the last week (approximately the 3rd week of April).

Over the upcoming weeks we will keep up with the progress of these.  Also, let us know the status of your bluebird eggs?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Where to hang the clubhouse ? What do bluebirds eat?

Since the WHB has ventured out and started making bluebird clubhouses, we often get asked questions on where to place the clubhouse and what do they eat.  As we learn more we will post what we know.  Also, to learn more we search to see what others are saying.

Click here for a recent article on some food to make for your bluebirds.  They are hungry.  February is national bird feeding month.

Click here for a recent article on the best place to hang your clubhouse and build a bluebird habitat.

We found this useful and hope you do also.  Always share any observations or things you learn along the way.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bluebirds Moving In

Now that the weather is warming up, the male bluebird is starting to find the right place to share with his mate.  Each year we have had one birdhouse in our small yard, this year we are trying 3.  Bluebirds are said to be territorial and there should be adequate space between the houses.  We will see?

I just ran across this article about birdhouses and it was interesting realizing only a few species of birds chooses to live in man made houses.  Enjoy.
 Article - Ask The Bird Folks

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Celebration at Bradford Village

Several organizations this time of year promote making cards for residents of assisted living homes.  The WHB & friends, have focused efforts on a special place here in Kernersville, Bradford Village.  We try to stop by, even not during holidays, to spend some time with Donna Fulp, the special activities director, and some of her residents.

This past Friday Emma's friends; Maddie, Ashlyn and Maggie stopped by after school and made 60 cards.  This Friday, the 11th, we are going to surprise the residents and deliver the cards.  We also will deliver my latest mosaic of Matthew so they can place it in one of their windows.  This has a Valentine's theme to it and Emma suggested adding the 3 hearts to it.  We decided they can symbolize the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The WHB suggests to Offer Encouragement and Deliver Smiles with a surprise to someone not expecting it from you this Valentine's Day.