Various forms of wildlife call Sarah's Minnesota garden "home".
"After 8 years of gardening I feel we're finally starting to achieve some privacy and restored habitat. Hooray! When we first moved in, the tallest thing for the birds to land on were the tomato cages. Gophers and an occasional bird was the extent of wildlife. This year the yard really seemed to come to life as we now have woodpeckers, squirrels, rabbits and eek…a skunk who tried to make his home under a rain barrel. I try to take it as a compliment. Each year we take out a new section of grass deeply burying it under cardboard and wood chips. We added two such sections this summer as well as an arbor swing which is now painted. We're looking forward to enjoying the blessing of rest and watching God's artistry as snow and winds of Minnesota's winter coats the boughs and seed heads and sculpt drifts through the yard."
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