In the story, Jeb has a fishing hole, and if you dig a pond, the mosquitos will come. Granny wanted a purple martin house since they eat bugs in mid-air, and love mosquitos.
|Combo gourd and purple martin hotel ;)|
|I slowed down to see if the Amish man on the left, peaking out from the barn, was selling feeder. He wasn't.|
|Notice how high the martin houses are place. Must be better for the birds to catch bugs.|
|I don't think the Amish living here will have one mosquito to pester them.|
|A lone purple martin house in a field, but always close to the family home.|