Yes, dandelions are the first source of nutrition for all the garden pollinators. That’s why so many bees die from ROUNDUP®︎ spray for weeds…I love the dandelions at the beginning of spring. Our local Sphinx Moths love them too (see video). Sunshine Property is GREEN. We use no harmful source in the maintenance of our property. Our guest’s health is foremost in this decision, as well as the reverence we feel for nature and animals.
Cloudy days still! Sunshine Property has lots of activity, as the tenants and resident maintenance men are always about. The pond comes back annually and the fish, even now, are hiding in its depths. One thirsty, elusive moose left its “calling card” by the unfrozen stream. Colin and I found edible plants peeking through the cold ground. The old, unused mine has emptied, no doubt, of winter “residents”. The cabins are all “spruced up” for seasonal guests.
“Perhaps the earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.” —Pablo Neruda
Everyday I see more and more of the wildlife appear. This surely signals that snow flurries are on the way out of our weather picture. I love seeing the ducks return to the pond for their annual visit. The squirrels were busy at the bird feeders today again. Our guests often get up close and chummy with the chipmunks that live in the boulders above mine entrance. I wish I had captured the moose, mountain lion, white ferret, bobcat & bear that have all come on Sunshine Property at one time or another. I showed The upper meadow area to a Longhorn cattle breeder today. It may be that we will host the “Moms and their babies” here at Sunshine Property until fall. This could be a good thing, weighing the pros and cons. Continue reading “Getting My Ducks All in a Row”