In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Late winter wildlife

The shed collects more and more bird feeders, and they seem to attract a wide variety of critters.  The new woodpecker feeder takes a combination of peanut butter and pieces, and the raccoons have cleaned it out twice in two days. 

I love raccoons, but I think we'd better find someplace else to hang this thing!  They climb right up the little redbud and feast!

I have a new peanut feeder and a finch sock, as well, and we're going to be planting some shrubs and things that the birds will planning!

(And yes, that IS still the ugly blue insulation on the ground under the shed.  SOOOOOON.)


  1. Lol, I wasn't going to mention that insulation there but now that you did.... hopefully the snow will stay gone and it can finally be fixed. How is that door jamb doing that didn't want to dry out?

  2. I moved my suet feeder about a hundred feet from my cabin since I didn't want to give the woodpeckers any incentive to hang around the wooden structure.

    I love seeing photos of your studio from different angles and in different seasons. You can be justifiably proud of what you've created (and of what you create in it).

    Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Actually, we're supposed to get wet, heavy snow tonight, siiiigh. And it looks dry, but then it did before, too!

    Paul, that's probably a good idea...I really love seeing them up close so I can sketch them, but I know I'm taking a chance. Actually at our old cabin, it was more squirrels that did the damage!

    And thanks for the kind words! I'm looking forward to our little bit of landscaping...

  4. Hi Cathy! I saw that you 'liked' our facebook page, MicroStructures, Thanks!
    I wanted to check out your Blog, I am just getting more involved with blogging too, and looking forward to sharing ideas and thoughts on all things related to small scale architecture and sustainable living.
    It looks like you have a very nice personal retreat with your shed. From early childhood I have always been fascinated by small spaces and love how these type of spaces can be extensions of your home.... but so unique!
    Thanks for sharing what you have going!



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