I was in the woods, dumping a wheelbarrow load of grass and roots that I had raked up from the part of the lawn that the raccoons, skunks and I have been preparing for a wildflower patch. It was hard work for me but those creatures have put in the most work up to now, so I shouldn’t complain really. For those who don’t know, raccoons in their search for grubs will scrape up huge areas of grass, rolling the turfs neatly back to expose the earth below. Every year we have spent hours when we find these sections (like wide spread shallow bomb craters) trying to push back the grass. (See the photo below for an idea of the extent of the damage.) It never recovered very successfully, but at least was a bit smoother than they had left it. This year I had a brainwave and decided to work with them, rather than against them, preparing these areas for me to sow eco friendly wildflowers, specially for the insects, birds and butterflies. Entirely for free these obliging animals are digging me up nice big patches and all I need to do is cart away the turfs and roots, rake it smooth and sow the packets of local wildflowers I have bought. I was rewarded in my endeavors the other day by finding clumps of honesty growing in the woods where I was dumping the barrow loads. Such a beautiful name for a flower, and trait in a person. Hugs to all my friends today. A Flower a Day #238
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