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Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Updated: Jan 23, 2022

Greetings from the Farm!

While our family farm's core business is producing food for our consumers, we value the role we take in impacting our environment. Stewardship is one of our core values, and we define this as taking care of whatever God given resources we have been entrusted with.

Though we spend a large amount of our time and energy caring for our animals and land, we have found time over the years to develop areas of our farm that are beneficial for wildlife. One of these area is a large pollinator plot we have established that is filled with native warm season grasses and forbes (wildflowers). It is absolutely beautiful this time of year. We not only enjoy the beauty of the flowers, but the wide array of birds, butterflies, bees and other insects it attracts.

You may have heard the buzz about pollinators lately. There is evidence that pollinator numbers have been declining in past years from habitat loss and other practices. These pollinating insects and birds are precisely what this plot attracts. By having native pollinator habitats like these, we are helping enhance pollinators in our area. This helps support our area's biodiversity and overall health of the ecosystem.

We realize the important role we play in the environment in which we live. This pollinator plot is one example of how we manage our farm to benefit our environment. We hope you too are able to enjoy the beauty flowers, birds, butterflies and other insects provide this time of year.

My best,

Beth Tharp

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