“Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.’ ” (Genesis 1:29)
This is a view of our vegetable garden. When the children were still at home it was much larger. My husband is the gardener. I weed it occasionally, but he is the principal tender. As you can see we will have a bountiful crop of sunflowers soon which will make our bird visitors very happy. We have regular visits from the blue jays, goldfinches, sparrows, house finches and downy woodpeckers, not to forget the squirrels and chipmunks.
This is our would-be garden guardian, Ceilidh. She is part border collie, part boxer, but more of a lover than a squirrel chaser. I don’t think the squirrels and chipmunks are fooled by her big bark or her growl. However, she isn’t that friendly towards strange cars or bicycles who dare to use our road. She would give a good accounting of herself when necessary. She is a wonderful companion and loves visits from our grandchildren.
Here are a few of our feathered friends. I apologize for the fuzzy pictures. I’m not the most accomplished bird photographer.
Here is another picture of our property looking towards the road.