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by ChrisM
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trapped sparrows what do u do with them?
Replies: 19
Views: 4911

One can always freeze them and use 'em for fish bait.

Chris M
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Loss of Companion
Replies: 19
Views: 5357

Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. I went through my dad's dog fine one week, and bringing him home to his final resting place by the third week, and all so sudden and shocking, and as it was only two years ago, it still seems like yesterday. I know how you feel, and thinking of you. :( ChrisM NE Ka...
by ChrisM
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Vents
Replies: 15
Views: 3770

Thanks for the info!!
I am for sure considering vents this year!!
It will ease my mind if my Martins are cooler in their abodes.

Chris M
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of My “Enhanced” 28 Compartment Trendsetter
Replies: 17
Views: 11176

Very Nice!!
Great photos!!
And Come on Spring!!

Chris M
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A problem with Mites
Replies: 16
Views: 3206

Sevin worked great for me. I sprinkled a little in the cedar shavings I placed there after eggs were laid. Next year I will have a nice amount of pine needles to place in the nests too. I didn't have too much of a problem with mites, though, just two of my new gourds had them crawling all over the t...
by ChrisM
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Icy Storm Grand Prairie Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

We don't have the ice but we do have cold and snow.

Hang in there spring is right around the corner, and sooner for you than for us!!

Have a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful and happy Purple Martin New Year!
by ChrisM
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas from my First Pair of ASY Martins and Dave.
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Great idea!!
Have a merry and a wonderful Christmas.

Chris M
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 7
Views: 2308

Thanks Ray, for the cute photo. It made my day. Hope all Purple Martin landlords out there have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have so many wonderful blessings, family and friends to be thankful for, including my purple martin friends, and my beloved purple martins. Until next time. God Bless! Chris M ...
by ChrisM
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Head'n South
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Carlton: I know the sadness of leaving a wonderful home. You will do good things for Florida, and they need you. Leaving a legacy behind for others, is a wonderful gift to your friends, neighbors, and the state of Delaware. Good luck, and keep us up to date, on our fine feathered Purple Martins. :) ...
by ChrisM
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advise requested for layout on my 16 deluxe rack(opps 18)
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Wonderful news, Bulldog!!
I am so happy for you. :grin:
Chris M
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Earliest Martin for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

Didn't know he passed away. ;(
by ChrisM
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Oops. Bad for business.
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Thanks for the reminder Deb. I have to get mine, but not now, I am on a roll to get 60 pounds off before February. So I will be getting one and a logo hat too, just in time for spreading the word, as the houses are going up all over the country but, I am leaving our gourds up all year with the doors...
by ChrisM
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: S&S are back from vacation.
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Thanks for the idea of placing the repeater trap inside your building. I am trying that when we get our garage built next year

I have often wondered why the holes in gables of garages. I thought maybe martin nests, and now another use for them. Thanks again.

ChrisM
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 2013 Season highlights
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

I love the photo Ray! Someday I will be in an assisted living facility and hope to have someone take me to see a colony. This is why I have a colony, for future generations to enjoy, plus I am adding more room and accessories to help our beloved martins thrive. It is a wonderful feeling knowing I am...
by ChrisM
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin Roost - Renfro Valley, KY
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

I always loved listening to Renfro Valley on the radio, sunday mornings, back in the 60s, while I helped my dad milk the cows. Someday my husband and I are going to visit and hope the purple martins will be there to welcome us to the good ol' gospel music, that I grew up with. Thank you for sharing....
by ChrisM
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Messing with gourds...a new career
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

I have thought about that very thing Ray.
I can hardly wait for next year. Already have
the nesting material, and new pole and gourds
are on the way to my house, so hopefully I will
have a larger colony next year. :)
ChrisM
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 26
Views: 7460

Congratulations on your success!! I just ordered more gourds, extension and another rack. I had 23 successfully fledge this year. I love your photos. Here is to another great year in 2014. :)
Chris M
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What to do about mites?
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Mites

Just today, Deb A, there was a martin sitting on the porch of my Conley 2 Troyer Gourd, pecking and pecking something on the porch. I am not certain, but quite possibly mites. So far I have 21 babies, including 4 maybe 1-2 wks old, and 4 eggs. The rest are in various stages of growth. I hope we have...
by ChrisM
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: MY FIRST EVER PURPLE MARTIN EGG!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2151

Congratulations!! We all are happy, happy, happy for You!!

ChrisM
NE Kansas
by ChrisM
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: A few martin pics
Replies: 12
Views: 2264

Wonderful photos! Just love them!

ChrisM
NE Kansas