We basically have two completely different areas of our farm, one behind the house on “this side” of the creek, and the other is the Back Forty. Here is the Back Forty.
Clarence and Peanut Butter occupy the pasture on this side of the creek. They keep our flock of laying hens company. Here is their pasture (behind the hay bales). That’s Brody in the foreground on the pond dam.
From what I’ve been told by local foresters, much of our area used to be prairie, which means that it contained a diverse group of grasses and flowers. Bison and even camels grazed here at one time! Thankfully, we don’t have those big animals to contend with, but we do have some hangers-on from days gone by in the way of prairie flora. The pasture where Clarence and Peanut Butter and the hens live is full of wild flowers. Farmer Bob hasn’t had time to mow it and right now I’m glad he hasn’t. Our pollinators are happy, too. They love the flowers.
Even though the Back Forty doesn’t have as many wild flowers, it does have spectacular views of the sky!
(Update: Farmer Bob has mowed the pasture, but not before many of the flowers have gone to seed. They’ll be back next summer!)
Until next time,