Before we moved to Vancouver Washington about
18 months ago we lived for 6 years on 10 and 1/2 acres
outside of Mt Shasta California. We were surrounded
not only by mountains, but also by all sorts of
wild animals such as deer, bear, cougar, coyotes,
foxes, bobcats, squirrels, wild turkeys and jack rabbits.
So when we moved up north I knew I would really miss
all the wild animals that we would see every day.
So when we moved here we made sure that
we found a home that we could look out
our windows and not see a fence, but would
observe birds, bunnies and squirrels in
the protected green space next to our home.
And obviously we did!
We are so grateful and thankful that we
found this tiny peaceful paradise to live
next to and enjoy.
There is even not far from us a large pasture
where cows graze. Just a few minutes to walk there.
Some of our neighbors would just as soon
not have the bunnies in their gardens,
but I learned to be ambivalent about the
wildlife eating my plants while living
in the mountains. If they ate something...
guess what ? I didn't plant it again.
I learned what they didn't like and that is
what I used for landscaping
and also what I planted in pots.
And that is what I do here.
Bunnies do not like herbs such as thyme,
lavender, rosemary, oregano and even basil.
Instead of growing tomatoes etc I go
to the lovely Farmers Market here that is
open even now with the virus situation.
They have rules and I am thankful they do
so we can go shopping and support our farmers!
Have a wonderful day, stay safe and be happy!