Saturday, June 23, 2018

Garden Guest: Our Favorite Neighbor

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  Children love it!  

I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.  If you would like to see more posts like this one, please hop over to my Garden Page.

There's an old milk barn on our property that Handsome Husband uses for a shop.  Ladders hang on the outside.

When robins built their nest on one of the step ladder platforms, we were a little worried about what our Labradors might do.  If the babies fly to the right, they land safely outside the fence.  If they fly straight ahead, they land very near our garden, which is also refuge as it is enclosed and Labrador-proof.  If the babies fly left, though, they are landing in a danger zone.

Handsome Husband rescued this little one and shared it with Our Favorite Neighbor before releasing to its frantic parents.  She was very gentle.

She laughed when it wiggled, but she didn't squish it!  Our Favorite Neighbor visits most evenings to help feed the chickens and water the plants.  We love having children in the garden!

What's happening in your back yard?

;-)  -Marci


  1. Wonderful!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hello, Marci! Your neighbor is a cutie. Love seeing the cute baby birds. Wonderful series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visit and comment too. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. Just look at the wonder on this little girl's face. Wonderful!

  4. Oh just love your garden occupants! And the small child holding the baby bird is just precious! I bet she always remembers that moment.

  5. Beautiful photos of your little neighbour and the robin.

  6. Adorable! She would be my favorite neighbor too! What a wonderful thing to do - backyard wildlife habitat. Love it!

  7. Baby birds and beautiful baby neighbors are a great combination! Both so precious! Thanks for linking up with the Blogging Grandmother's Link Party 29!

  8. Marci,
    Your little neighbor is adorable. She is being so gentle with that baby bird. I have been thinking about getting our yard certified since we meet all of the requirements. You are inspiring me.
    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my parties and commenting.

  9. So cute. We have baby swallows but they are in a nesting box safe from falling at least until they fledge. - Margy

  10. Aw, what sweet photos. I love your garden friends.

  11. aww her face is adorable and says it all X #pocolo

  12. How sweet! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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