Monday 5 April 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Habitat of Home


I hope you are enjoying the day.  
It's been a snowy day here although with the temperature up around freezing 
it is still very pleasant to be outside.

In our homeschool day a couple of my children 
are doing profiles for birds. 
It's part of an eco-system/ habitat/ permaculture study 
that we are doing for around our home. 

Since we've not lived at this place for a long time we are going to 
study a bit more about what lives here, what we would like to live here,
and how to make it all work together in a 
lovely habitat called home.

Just like how we create an inviting habitat 
 inside our homes for our families
it is nice to create a habitat in our yards 
for those creatures that call it home.

For instance.  We know the types of birds that come to our feeders.
What kinds of things would encourage them to stick around come summer?
What kinds of nests do they build...could we supply some of those materials?
Would they benefit from a birdhouse? 
What kinds of insects do we want to be in our yard...
and no there is no choice but to include the mosquitos. 
We want to encourage beneficial bugs and birds to help
with our gardening and flowers.  
Would could we add to the yard that would be inviting? 
What flowers should be planted?  
Are they going to be a good
addition to the habitat or are they invasive? 
So...just a good discussion and study 
to spend some time on. 

There are also some lovely pink flowers blooming in the house. 
They make a nice fresh burst of colour.

I hope you are having a lovely day! 
Do let me know if you do special things
for the habitat of your home in your yard?

Love and Prayers,

1 comment:

Margie said...

What a pretty flower!

I have two African violets. One isn't doing so well (I think I may have overwatered it. Oops!), But the ot her one is starting to bloom again.