Welcome to Bird Nest Cottage. We bought this house new in South Carolina 18 years ago in October. We didn't have any grass or trees. Just a barren lot out in a small country development. We definitely had our problems with the SC red clay. My husband thought they should give new residents of SC a pick and a chain when the buy their first property. The pick is to dig a hole for the mailbox and the chain is to pull out all the plants you put too close together and then have to yank out. It's taken lots of time and lots of hard physical labor but we've got a little haven on a hill now.
Next year the house will take on a whole new look. We're planning to tear off the vinyl and install Hardi plank (cement board siding) in...........are you ready...........RED. I can't wait! What do you think?
We don't use our front porch much in the summer. It's a great place to have a cup of tea in the morning but when the temperature goes to 95 degrees, we're on the screened porch in the back of the house, inside or in the pool.
I'll take you on a tour of the backyard soon. It's our bird sanctuary.
Thanks for reading,