Everyone loves ACE Hardware, but would you raise your children there? The answer is yes, apparently, for a robin who has, for the past three years, chosen one of the hanging baskets in the greenhouse as a nursery. According to employee Jim Tol, the bird picks a different type of basket each year and raises her brood without fear of summer storms or too much sun.
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