We share the farm with a hefty community. Mice share our little trailer in the cooler months. Bunnies have shared our “invasive” black locust seedlings to the ground. Deer share our apple tree new growth if we don’t discourage it, but sometimes sharing is a little easier. This weekend a chickadee was helping itself to some strawberries. It  was persistent and would fly up the the fence and tweet loudly at us. It took a couple of times before I realized it was protecting a nearby nest. After stopping my work to really look I saw that deep mulch beds make a nice home. 
I think a few strawberries and a fewer mosquitos is a fair trade.


About M. Agriculteur

Designer, motorcycle junkie, traveler, wanna-be iron butter (more butt than iron), builder, foodie, farmer wanna-be.
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2 Responses to Sharing

  1. Bilge Weasel says:

    Looks like a Junco’s nest to me. Chickadee’s are cavity nesters, never heard of a chickadee nesting on the ground.

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