There is lots of talk about the shortage of rental homes in the Valley (actually on the whole Island) so it came as no surprise that we finally have a tenant for one of my bird houses.  Over the years since I made them we have had lots of lookies but no commitments.  This morning a Chickadee family finally started to move into my rustic birdhouse.

This is made from old cedar fence boards topped with bark from a Douglas Fir tree washed up on a beach.  The only other tenant for this house was a wasp nest several years ago which I destroyed but possibly this why other birds have not moved in.