This summer I have been delighted to have another grandchild on the island. Eakin Howard is fourteen years old and has been making and selling birdhouses. You may have seen him (or my son Stefen) at their outdoor booth on the corner of Lawton Lane and NC12.
Eakin uses a variety of colors to create quite an assortment of attractive bird houses. Each house is topped with a license plate roof. Popular designs include college and university logos, pirate themes, beach scenes, and hobby designs.
However, the most popular roof is a custom designed "Ocracoke" plate.
If you are walking, biking, or driving down NC12 this summer, stop by and say hello. You might even find a birdhouse in just the right color combination for your yard or rec. room.
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This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of past July 4th
parade photos. You can read it here: