Saturday, 5 October 2013

Just a couple of little brown jobs today................ plus a new roof on the shed

The felt on my shed roof has needed replacing for ages... it's a job had I kept putting off.

Well Mandy's Dad has just spent the last two days (even in the rain) doing it for me.
I just need to give it a lick of paint and it will look like new.

The whole roof was rotten and the door was hanging off it's hinges...
...he ended up with a bigger task than he expected... but has done a wonderful job.

The fence is next on the list... just don't tell the birds.

I have had Blue, Great and Coal Tit's on the feeders plus the odd Gold and Greenfinch but it's mainly been the little brown birds that have kept me entertained... House Sparrows and Dunnocks.

 The sparrows have been on the feeders in numbers which is fine with the Dunnocks who as mainly ground feeders have had lot's of dropped seeds to feed on.
Plus a taste of this little stash we put out for the Wood Mouse.

There have been some new visitors this week... just scroll down to see the last couple of posts.
Linking to Camera Critters and The Bird D'pot

27 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Andrew Well the shed looks great now and I love all the feeders you have. Your birds are really spoiled and they will miss the hole in the fence if you get that mended!

Betty Manousos said...

awesome!
what a beautiful post, thanks for brightening my day~

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of your little brown jobs...Your shed looks nice and your garden is beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

Wilma said...

Your garden is lovely!

TexWisGirl said...

yay for great help on the roofing!

Frank... said...

Some super shots here!...

Bob Bushell said...

Great job for your mates,but, I will be very sad at the distructing of the birds hole in the fence.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic shots and adorable little birds. Love the garden look and feel.

Anni said...

I won't say a word about the fence to the birds!! Promise.

Great photos, once again.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Your garden looks great. I'm sure the birds will be sad if you fix the hole in the fence.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful garden with lovely birds around.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful shed and garden and wonderful bird photos ~ happy day ~ carol ^_^

Mary Howell Cromer said...

It looks great and look at all of your feeding stations. I need to clean mine up and begin again...we had feral cats killing the birds and only one remains, so I can hopefully begin feeding again soon!

retriever said...

Hi Andrew, lovely bcorner in your garden,wonderfull fotos birds, greeting from Belgium, Have a nice weekend.

Carole M. said...

your shed looks in great shape with the new felt on top now Drew - not familiar with this as a roofing material. Your garden birds are going to be put out for a while when the hole in the fence is blocked; enjoyed your pics again.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shots!

The Herald said...

You have a beautiful little garden/ wildlife oasis there Andrew. The shed looks good with it's new hat, and with a quick lick of preservative the jobs a good'un!...[;o)

S. Etole said...

You have a beautiful garden.

Stewart M said...

Has there ever been a DIY job that did not turn out to be "bigger than he thought!"

Nice collection of garden birds - you can always rely on the LBJs.


Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

PS: sorry for slow reply - I have been out of phone / Internet range for most of the week - it was strangely pleasant!

EG CameraGirl said...

Hooray for the new roof on the shed! Glad the little brown birds are keeping you entertained.

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots of the birds and your pretty garden.

Brian King said...

Excellent shots of the birds! That was very nice of him to handle the roof job for you! It's always a relief to have something like that finished.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots of the little brown jobs! Your garden is lovely. The birds will miss having their own entrance though.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The shed looks wonderful and so does your garden...but oh gosh, couldn't you build a new fence with one hole in it?

Pantherka said...

Beautiful garden Andrew ...

Sarai Loftis said...

Just about right you took care of that. From cottages to entire houses, a good roofing keeps your structures in proper shape and functioning well. Maybe you can branch the shed off from the very structure of your home, same way they do in other compounds, so it would be done in one fell swoop.

Sarai @ Edmunds General Contracting

Jere Leach said...

I don’t know how the old roof looked like, but since you've mentioned that you had it for a long time, I think it just really deserves a replacement. Anyhow, it’s great that you still integrated the style of the new roof with the overall structure of the house. The roof matched well with the siding and even with the entire surrounding.
Jere Leach @ Yancey Home Improvements