For the first time that I can remember, it actually snowed here in Austin on Dec. 7.
As temperatures fall below freezing for the first time each year, I always think of people who don’t have anywhere to go, who are in the cold outside overnight. Then I get really sad.
I noticed there were some birds who were out in the cold the following day, and I decided it was time to hang up my birdhouse that I made in the spring. That way, at least I could keep the little birds warm.
I made said birdhouse out of pine boards about an inch or so thick and secured it all with screws—the birdhouse is “built tough like a Chevy, but not as tough as a Ford,” as my shop teacher used to say.
I gave it a modern look that I think is both stylish and functional. I can’t wait to see the little birds move in and get out of the cold!