Robins Nesting – They’re Baaaaaack!

Robin Nest Under Deck

Sometimes life really does happen when you are making plans. This week saw our renovation activities focus on spreading the word about home energy audits on various Internet forums aw well as the replacement of our gutters and eavestroughs (a new series of articles starting tomorrow!). When we purchased our home last spring the woman told us that there was a Robin's nest underneath the deck in the back of the kitchen (we have a walkout basement) that was used every year for the past … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget To Shovel The Deck

Family Pet Sandy In Bed

This past weekend's snow storm through the eastern parts of North America reminded me of a timely tip I had seen frequently regarding roofs but not decks. In case you are outside North America you may not have heard but we received a massive 36 hour plus snow storm all the way up the east coast. In the Toronto area we are approaching an all time record for snow in a winter since 1938 - 39. And, in our area many of the stores have run out of slow blower machines and snow shovels. Usually … [Read more...]

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