A love having a farm. The two things I love most about it is having so much space are the gardens and attracting wildlife. Over the last several years at the farm, we have seen so many different animals from foxes to raccoons to rabbits to skunks. They all live on our farm, but more than anything we have wild birds. Here are some tips for attracting birds to your yard.
- Put out a variety of bird feeders. Different birds eat different things. For example, bluebirds enjoy meal worms and insects. Baltimore orioles love grape jelly and oranges. Put out the food that will attract the birds you most want to see.
- Put up birdhouses for different types of birds like wren, bluebirds, chickadees, and tree swallows
- Allow some wild spaces on your land like an overgrown bramble and bush. These are great places for birds to hide, rest, and nest.
- Put out birdbaths and be sure to change the water regularly to keep it clean. Also, you can place rocks to your birdbath for perching points for both birds and bees!
- Don’t use pesticides. We don’t use any at the farm, including those that companies claim are “safe.” There are many organic way to deal with weeds and pests.
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More about the novel:
Emily Dickinson and her housemaid, Willa Noble, realize there is nothing poetic about murder in this first book in an all-new series from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Amanda Flower.
January 1855 Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when it was pouring rain on the day of her ever-important job interview at the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts. When she arrived late, disheveled with her skirts sodden and filthy, she’d lost all hope of being hired for the position. As the housekeeper politely told her they’d be in touch, Willa started toward the door of the stately home only to be called back by the soft but strong voice of Emily Dickinson. What begins as tenuous employment turns to friendship as the reclusive poet takes Willa under her wing.
Tragedy soon strikes and Willa’s beloved brother, Henry, is killed in a tragic accident at the town stables. With no other family and nowhere else to turn, Willa tells Emily about her brother’s death and why she believes it was no accident. Willa is convinced it was murder. Henry had been very secretive of late, only hinting to Willa that he’d found a way to earn money to take care of them both. Viewing it first as a puzzle to piece together, Emily offers to help, only to realize that she and Willa are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse that reveals corruption in Amherst that is generations deep. Some very high-powered people will stop at nothing to keep their profitable secrets even if that means forever silencing Willa and her new mistress….