I took advantage of the sunny Saturday and did some maintenance on the village. I've learned a few things since I built these various structures so I figured I might update them based on my new knowledge.
With a front and rear entrance, Brown Kitty will no longer be trapped
One thing I've learned over this past year is that outdoor kitty houses ideally should have two entrances to prevent a cat from being trapped inside by a predator, or in my case by Oliver. I was resistant to add a second entrance because it would let more cold air in, but after seeing how Oliver corners Brown Kitty in places, I thought it might be a worthwhile tradeoff. So, I added a back exit to both houses.
Oliver's House with new rear entrance
Oliver's Guest House
I still need to relocate Oliver's Guest House back into the side yard. The experiment of having it near the garage was a fail. No one used it. I'm thinking I'll move it back to where it was first located.
Quality control is important
Post-snoopervising union mandated break
I also did some work on the new feeder. I gave it a coat of primer and two coats of paint. It'll be a lot easier to clean now.
Oliver's family approves of the new paint job
Oliver walking in the lilac tree branch