Preparing for Winter

Today we worked to protect Bill’s workshop from the local pigeons and get it ready for winter.  Last winter, some of the soffit pieces were blown out of the eaves. Our local pigeons decided that this access to our attic provided a dry and warm nesting site. Unfortunately, they don’t improve the insulating values of the insulation in the attic. They were bunking down on the nice fluffy pink batts and making them less fluffy and less pink. So we decided to gently close off their access to this spot, and shoo every last one of them out.

I think they will have time  to find other nesting places before winter sets in- we have plenty of trees with holes in them… I don’t really want them to get dependent upon us for their warmth and well-being.