Many years ago, we hung Barn owl boxes around the orchard. My thought at the time was that barn owl habitat would bring barn owls and barn owls would prey on rodents, which are always abundant on a walnut orchard.
Well, for a variety of reasons, the boxes were not attractive to barn owls. In time, the plywood deteriorated and the boxes fell from the trees. In the meantime, the walnut trees continued to age and now they provide what looks like plenty of owl habitat where old branches used to be. We hear the owls at night.
And, much to my surprise (though I realize the irony here) we DO have a barn owl...
living in the barn.
Why "Growing Edge?"
Hey! Life is amazing and if you aren't paying attention, it just may be passing you by. Slow down! Observe what is around you. Plant a garden. Make your own food. Create Beauty.
Welcome to our blog. We love discovering what Earth has to teach anyone willing to be on the Growing Edge of life.
--Denise Rushing, New Story Center
Friday, October 12, 2012
Sunday, October 07, 2012
What if we could transform the economy one business at a time and in doing so, transform the face of the planet? Imagine millions of personal, small decisions, one community at a time-- we can heal our world. In this three minute video, I share this dream.