Dear Friends of the Farm:
When new folks move into our neighborhood, we like to welcome them with a plate of cookies or other treats from the farm. It builds community, we gain friends, and it is a lot of fun. That is how we do it on this island.
Sparrows on the other hand, have a bit to learn about neighboring. Last year, early in the spring they beat the swallows to the swallow’s ancestral home under the eaves of the woodshed. They turned hard little hearts to the pleas to the late arrivers and thumbed their noses at tradition and all the important things of swallows. The swallows had to go find somewhere else to raise their family. (more…)