If you’ve been following the progress of the house you know the siding on the house is made from old 2×4 lumber from the original house (which we deconstructed by hand), so it has knotholes and knob and tube wiring holes. Well we have a local woodpecker that seems to think these holes represent a rotten tree with worms or some other food source behind. In actuality right behind these holes is our foam insulation, which for the past few days the woodpecker has been making a mess of. The solution has been to screw sheet metal (painted black) to the backside of the boards over the holes. So far this has proven effective, the bird still pounds on the house, but without any damage to our insulation. Silly woodpecker.

and here is the hole he put in the foam:

and here it is patched:

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