These Condos are for the Birds!By
Paul and I decided to take a ride one Sunday to explore a new winery in south-central Virginia. For those of you who know my husband, stopping anywhere except the winery was probably not going to happen! On our way we passed an antique place with a row of about 50 birdhouses adjacent to the rural road. Of course I remarked immediately and couldn’t believe, out in the middle of nowhere, there was such a find. Proceeding on to our destination, after a few missed turns, we arrived at Moliver Winery. The owner, Marshall Moliver, greeted us and gave us a wonderful tour of his facility and a fabulous wine tasting. Trust me; I am beginning to see the benefits of Paul’s new wine venture!
We spent far longer at the winery than anticipated. Leaving late in the afternoon I didn’t even think about stopping to look at the birdhouses. To my surprise Paul turned into the driveway to check out the birdhouse place. I was immediately on the hunt!
Not only did this antique and salvage yard have birdhouses but old vintage signs, games, bottles, and folk art furniture packed into four buildings and displayed throughout the grounds. The vast array of “stuff” was interspersed amongst the chicken/rooster coops. What an experience just to wander through this place.
The birdhouses were fascinating. All, one of a kind, hand built by the owner and his brothers from salvaged house and furniture parts. Many birds have been known to nest in the houses on the grounds. Noah’s Ark is one of the most popular styles.
Talk about fabulous bird condos! The birdhouse, if used outside, will continue to weather. If used indoors, they should be positioned out of the reach of children because of parts with old paint. Either way they will make quite a statement! I have a small birdhouse village in my garden. I have visions of expanding my birdhouse community! Come see the vast array of these birdhouses in our showroom. It will be hard to decide which house to add to your garden.
What do you think? Do your birds need a summer vacation rental??? Looking forward to your comments!