Temp today: High 60 Low 41
It was early last Autumn and things were strangely silent. No bird song, no sound of crickets, nor frogs – it seemed not a single wild being was living on our new acres. Pesticides had done their worst and left our new land lifeless and silent.
Time for action: a bird feeder was set up, throughout 2019 organic gardens were developed with clean soil, flowering plants for pollinators were added all around, and no toxic spraying of any sort allowed.
As the months passed, success was marked in many subtle ways: tiny wild strawberries appeared in the lawn attracting birds, crickets appeared, frogs and toads found homes in the garden beds. The birds came to inspect things. And then more and more returned, seeing that this is now a safe and healthy place for their lives.
Now, every day resounds with the voices of many birds. On the property, life rebounding.