Every year the same family of birds comes back to the nest they made the spring we moved into our house and just this week I noticed a new generation of babies had hatched!

The Ballou Barn Birds

Momma Ballou says they are "Barn Swallows" and Momma Ballou would know. I love them and I feel like they are a part of our little Ballou family, but providing a porch for these cute little kiddos does come with an...uh....let's just call it a "messy" problem.

Ewwww....Ballou Poo!

Yes boys and girls, that is one giant, never ending pile of Ballou Poo.


Does anyone have a power washer we can borrow?