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Building a Bird Nesting Box

We recently took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch and while looking on there website we found some instructions for building your own nesting box.

My Mum and Dad had given me my own toolbox for my birthday and I thought this looked like a good project to attempt to start with. We printed off the instructions and went to the shop to buy the parts and then I measured up the wood and got going.

My Dad cut the wood for me and drilled the hole but otherwise I was able to do most of it myself with just some supervision. We added some roofing felt to the roof as we thought it would make it better but this was the only change we made as the instructions were really easy to follow. We also attached a hook to the bottom to allow us to add a bird feeder.

If you want to try it yourself this is the link for the instructions we used

I was really pleased with it and gave it to my Grandad for a birthday present. He said it was the best present he had!

I am now going to make a nesting box for our garden and my Mum’s friend has asked me to make her one so I am going to be very busy! I think I might use woodstain on the next one but you don’t have to do that if you use the right type of wood.



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Summer Days

My Weekend

We have spent a lot of time at home the past couple of weeks as our car is broken but even though I love going out sometimes this is my favourite type of weekend especially if the weather is nice.

This weekend has been lots of fun (except for doing my homework!). It was my Dad’s birthday so we helped him open his presents and then Mum made pancakes for us all. Even though we have them quite often she somehow read the measurements wrong and we ended up with enough pancake batter to feed our whole village. I think I ate the most out of everybody (possibly everybody ever!)

The rest of the weekend has been spent doing lots of fun things at home, we baked cakes with Mum and Dad got out our bread maker which I have never used before and helped me make bread in it, it tasted soooo good! 

We have all been out in the garden planting tomatoes plants and cutting back our rhubarb which suddenly seems to be taking over the world. Even baby Sam has been out in his bouncy chair watching what we are doing. I helped weed the strawberry patch and we are hoping that we might not kill them this year which is what normally seems to happen! 

Charlotte and I then spent the rest of the afternoon playing in the garden on our scooters, making a brilliant den and adding a few more pieces to the bug house we are building.

I wish there was a bank holiday tomorrow! Never mind, Mum says it will soon be warm enough for water fights- yay!
Working together before arguing over who should lick the bowl!
Delicious bread!