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This spring, a couple of barn swallows built a nest on our back porch. They were obviously newlyweds – it took them a month to complete their nest. We watched as, daily, their efforts fell to the ground.
They never gave up and finally made a lovely home. Isn’t she a good decorator? I love how she finished it up with this pretty feather. Maybe he brought it to her as a gift and she knew just where to put it.

Soon, there were three little, hungry babies.

Then, there were three BIG, hungry babies. They sat like this for about a week before flying off.

Every night for weeks they all came back and slept like this. One big, happy family.

Yes, they made a mess on our porch, but I don’t mind.