Birds, Bugs, & Blooms
Some of my happiest childhood memories were from the summer I was seven when my Mom, little brother and I spent the summer on my maternal Ukrainian grandmother's farm in rural Pennsylvania where my Mom grew up. I loved waking up to the sound of roosters crowing in the early morning hours, then excitedly checking the nests & collecting the daily haul of fresh eggs. The days were filled with picking vegetables & flowers from Grandma's garden and exploring the nearby woods. Since moving back to MA in 2000 I've tried to recreate those memories with my own little chicken farm & gardens, designed to attract pollinating songbirds & bugs.