The swallows are in their new house!
I need to catch up on pictures! These are mostly original designs be Cinnamon Cooney with tutorials at http://www.theartSherpa.com
After a week of heavy rain the gourds in the raised tanks are taking off. The rest were planted recently and have just started to germinate!
The baby swallows are in the lower right of the picture. This is looking into the gourd opening!
Each year the birds raise two batches of babies. They have been feeding babies recently but now are staking out new houses. The ten to move homes for the second batch. They are busy! There are two swallows in the picture. One is hard to see on the bracket. They are currently feeding babies in the yellow house. The wren are busy with babies too!
The heart nut trees are finally producing after 10 years! They are a Japanese walnut similar to a butternut.
This is a tutorial from Cinnamon Cooney at theartsherpa.com this is 16 by 20.