Two Was the Bear Minimum
"Mom loves Bluebirds, Dad loves chain saws. It's a rather strange pair of interests, you might say," writes daughter Kelsey Needham of Lawrence, Kansas. Her parents, Keith and Margaret, live in Mound City. "Dad carved a 2-foot-tall bear birdhouse from a catalpa log and addressed every detail, including a clean-out door in back and a predator guard for the pole. "Then he decided one bear wasn't enough, so he carved another—this one with overalls. On Christmas morning, Mom was surprised with the most unique birdhouses around."