Homing pigeons are so much better than boomerangs. They’re capable of bringing messages, letters, and more. They’re also able to return home, which means that they really love where they live.

What’s really cool is that they’re able to fly as far as 1100 miles. That’s quite a distance, and when it comes to traveling away from Sherman Country, you could reach all sorts of big cities. New York, Chicago, and more are within that range.

“Home is the nicest thing there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

When you’ve grown up in Minnesota or Wisconsin, you may have the desire to get out into the world. Spread your wings and see what the big cities have to offer. You’ll assume that the grass is greener, but the only thing that’s really green out there is the cash.

We always find our way back home.

As Robert Frost once said, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”

No truer words could be spoken. I don’t know about you, but I’ve landed back with my parents on more than one occasion. I can’t say that it was the best of times, but at least I had someplace to go when the big city chewed me up and spit me out.


A Man Travels the World Over…

It has been said that “a man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” George Moore, an Irish novelist, was the one quoted saying it. It’s true. How many times have we heard about people going out in search of the big city life only to end up back home? It’s a good thing, too. If everyone left Sherman Country and never came back, it would be quite a deserted place.

We already know that city life isn’t for everyone. It’s the plot of almost every Hallmark movie out there. The big-city girl ALWAYS falls for the small-town guy.

Traveling the world is important, though. It allows you to explore, gather stories to tell, and gain an appreciation for home.

When you travel, experience the different cultures. Embrace the various foods, push your limits with the different attractions, and speak to as many people as possible. You’ll find many other people who are also traveling far away from home. Some will have realized that home is where the heart is, while others are still in the process of discovering that.


Lamps Are Such a Turn-On

We all have those certain decorations that we love. For some, lamps in every room are a turn-on. For others, it’s nautical décor to make them think as though they are near the ocean. Whatever décor gets you going, we’re not going to judge.

The point is that we decorate our home so that we feel comfortable in it. It’s where we go to be ourselves. We don’t have to suck in our gut, we don’t have to watch what we say, and we certainly don’t have to bend over backward to please anyone.

There are a few things that you should remember inside of YOUR home.

First, a clean house is a sign of a misspent life. If you’re spending too much time cleaning, you’re not spending enough time living.

“I’m going to clean this dump as soon as the kids are grown.” — Erma Bombeck

Second, Jane Sherwood Ace once said, “Home wasn’t built in a day.” It may take some time (and money) for your house to feel like a home. Invest that time.

Finally, it’s important to remember that your home is not your anchor. There’s no reason why it can’t be your mast. Once you change your way of thought, you’re able to have the home of your dreams AND travel. You assume the role of a homing pigeon. You fly out to complete a task, take in the view along the way, and return home.

Since homing pigeons come home (it’s literally in the name, so they have to), you can do the same thing.

A friend of mine had bred a messenger pigeon with a woodpecker. Not only does it deliver a message, but it also knocks on the door when it gets there.

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Make the Best Home You Can Make

Whether you like to throw boomerangs and hope they make it back to you, have the desire to start breeding homing pigeons, or simply want to have a place that you truly love as your home, it’s worth spending some time making your home the best that it can be.

There are, of course, a few important things to consider when it comes to homes:

  • Great location
  • Sturdy infrastructure
  • Plenty of natural lighting
  • Cozy furniture
  • Quality décor

It may take a bit of time to incorporate all of those things, but once you do…*chef kiss*…you’ve got yourself a house that truly is a home.

What happens when you want more storage? A man cave? A she shed? There’s no reason to put your perfect home up for sale. Starting over can be nearly impossible. Besides, if you sell your home and build elsewhere in Sherman Country, your homing pigeon may end up on someone else’s front porch.

You shouldn’t confuse pigeons like that. It’s not good for their self-esteem.

We have a better idea.

A pole barn can be added to your property so that it can be the added building you need. Turn it into an adult toy box for your boats, tractors, or snowmobiles. Decorate it with a large-screen TV for your man cave. It can literally be whatever you want, and we’ll work with you to customize the specs to fit your needs and budget.

With a pole barn, you enhance your property and ensure that it is the home you actually want to return to after venturing out into one of the big cities of the world.

Give us a call to discuss your desire to add to your home with a pole barn. We’ll provide a free estimate and everything. While we do appreciate calls and emails more, if you want to send an inquiry via homing pigeon, we’ll be happy to accept any message they wish to carry to us.

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