One of the buildings on our property is a little gardening shed. Not too sure I will use it much, I love working in the yard but I’m not thinking I will be having a garden. But who knows what the future will bring.
Since we were focusing on the outside during this last trip, my husband had the pleasure of cleaning the shed. Not much in there, really, old pots, tomato cages…..and a little bird’s nest. I told him to leave it because I thought it was a beautiful little nest.
The eaves were open so the birds and the bees were getting in there 😉 So, my husband was placing mesh on the eaves to keep them out. Lots of hammering ensued.
I was checking out his progress when he told me we had a problem. A problem with that house, to me, receives an eye roll. But, I went along with it.
There were babies in the nest and the parents were coming in and out, feeding them.
My husband kept hammering since the birds didn’t seem to mind. Soon we found a little baby on the potting bench. My first thought was that my husband’s hammering disturbed the nest so I made him stop working on the shed. We closed the door and walked away. I worried about the little fledgling and I feared it would die….then we googled “when you see a baby bird out of a nest”. Our decision was to leave it alone.
We quietly checked on the fledgling every day until the birds were gone and the nest was empty.
The shed was finished.
Thanks to Google, and the comical way they described what to do, we learned that it’s best to leave nature alone….including cows.