We've wanted bluebirds to use our nest boxes for years and finally discovered the reason (and the solution) for why they weren't.
Way back as a youngster, I was fascinated by bluebirds. Well, any kind of bird, actually. I roamed about the woods, swamps, and fields searching for bird nests and built up a… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/welcoming-bluebirds-our-country-home/
We expand our county home to include an orchard.
This past autumn and winter saw Dad and I researching, planning and dreaming about increasing our self-sufficiency. Our ultimate goal is to decrease our consumerism and increase… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/orchard-born/
We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The book inspires children to enjoy the creativity, beauty and usefulness of gardening. We're inspired to get our hands dirty.
We received a book about children and gardening as a gift; and I am so glad we did! The author is a gardener with a passion: inspiring children to enjoy the creativity, beauty and… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/inspiring-child-friendly-gardens/
We build a fence around our raised beds in an attempt to control our chickens' access to our vegetable gardens.
When we first set up our raised bed gardens we did not see the need for a fence - the height of the beds would keep out any of the nibbling herbivores who might visit our gardens.… http://harroldcountryhome.ca/blog/garden-fence-or-chicken-fence/