On a spindly limb of our young Tuckeroo tree, a tiny bird has found its home.
Dave discovered her the other night while watering the garden. He heard a rustle beside him and saw hidden behind some leaves a half asleep bird shaking the water from her feathers before nestling back to sleep.
We’ve come a long way to get to this point. Just a few years ago before we built our house, there was nothing on this land other than grass as high as my waist, snakes, a massive tree that fell over during a storm, and a bunch of syringes left by junkies who found the dead tree the perfect place to hide behind to shoot up. Between the snakes and the syringes, I’m sure the neighbours loved us.
After finding the syringes, we bulldozed the land completely clearing it.
We built our house and moved in. While the inside looked great and we made it our home, the outside was one big dirty dustbowl.
Our first Christmas in the house, Dave’s mum bought us a Tuckeroo tree in honour of his Dad, an avid gardener himself, who had passed.
This tree, our birdie’s new home, was the first thing that we planted on our land.
Since then we’ve been slowly but steadily landscaping the yard.
Neither Dave nor I are green thumbs, but we’ve been getting into the gardening a lot lately. We’ve even spent the last couple of weekends hanging out at nurseries. I don’t even know who we are anymore!
We are loving watching our yard transform into a beautiful space for our girls to play in.
They love mucking in and getting dirty as they ‘help’ Daddy grow our garden. They especially love being involved in the decision making of which flowers we should grow.
We now have flowers all over the shop and our strawberry patch has gone nuts. It’s given us over 60 strawberries in the last month.
Now with our little birdie friend we’re the definition of spring and well on our way to completing our home.
I hope she stays with us for a long time and brings her own little family to live alongside ours.
What simple things are making you happy? Are you much of a gardener?
Linking up today with My little sunshine house for Sunshine Sunday inspired by the theme Flower.