We had dinner on the patio yesterday evening with our friends Neal and Janice Newsom of Newsom Vineyards after our recent trip to Granbury, Texas for the Texas Viticulture & Enology Research Symposium. We noticed a new swallow nest by the back door.

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I couldn’t resist, when the momma flew away for a little bit, I took some pictures of the nest to see what was inside.

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No eggs yet. The birds having their nests close to the house does create a mess underneath them on the patios, but we consider having a swallow nest good luck. Besides they are beautiful and wonderful to watch. Maybe they will eat up all the mosquitoes around our house this summer.

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We actually have one at our front door too.

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We don’t seem to be scaring them off. Does that imply we don’t have very many visitors as far out in the county as we live. Hmmm, maybe so.

Blessings, Betty

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