I bought this honey locust from the Nevada State nursery. Their mission was to populate bird habitats and so plants are sold in units of five and in milk cartons. This tree had come a long way from a milk carton.
We have been here now eight years this month and that nursery sampler is now a tree here and is a substantial player in the yard. The pine, if you can identify it, was a gallon sale at Home Depot a couple years ago.
These are the cotton-
wood trees that we bought from the State nursery, all sticks in buttermilk cartons. It's been so hard to make a place that says "bird sanctuary" to the birds, but we've done it, through an elaborate Rube Goldberg of a drip system.
We keep working on our yard, which is artificial here in the desert but it's our yard and we enjoy it and we enjoy the birds that are attracted. Yes, against advice otherwise, we feed them.
Our skinny little aspens have become a home for a hammock. Lexie was excited to show how she could get in and out by herself and also push.
As for the cookies, there were a success, wouldn't you say?
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