Sunday, September 16, 2012
A Sad Tale
I recently took it down to have a look at it, and sadly found a dead baby bird inside. It was packed tight with pine straw and leaves and for some reason this little one did not leave the nest. I'm not sure if it got too big to get out of the hole or if it was just forgotten by the mother, but it was a very sad sight to see.
I tried to get it out, but I just got too creeped out by the whole thing and left it alone. I thought maybe by the end of summer it would decay and I could clean out the straw. No such luck. Yesterday as I was doing a raku fire, I had the idea to just put the bird house in one of my trash cans and smoke fire the bird house.
Hopefully a new family will find this house in the spring and I will have some more baby birds next year. Since the baby was cremated inside this house, I like to think that there is a good spirit with it now. This has sure been a summer of bird episodes for me!
PS: I talked to my mom this morning and she reminded me that yesterday was my grandmother's birthday, how appropriate! She would have been 101years old