Returning to Kansas the first week in May to attend a Glamping Farmgirls on the Loose event was a trip down memory lane for me. Emporia, Kansas is where Lucas and I spent our newlywed year. Of course, it was all love and roses that first year, so Kansas was pretty darn good to me. En route to our event the first week in May, we made sure to stop along my old stomping grounds.
Did you know that May is Garden for Wildlife Month?
Now that you know THAT …
How you gonna celebrate?
Photo by SiefkinDR via Wikimedia Commons
You know it don’t matter none if you have a sprawlin’ farm or a teensy tiny apartment balcony, you can grow a garden of beautiful blooms for the birds and the bees, butterflies, and other wild neighbors.
Photo by Forest Wander via Wikimedia Commons
Why fill a hummingbird feeder when you can offer flowers instead?
Photo by Charlesjsharp via Wikimedia Commons
And, if you live in an urban setting, your garden will help restore a little oasis of nature where mostly concrete prevails. Just ask this cozy mourning dove …
Photo by Louis Bennett via Wikimedia Commons
The National Wildlife Federation offers the following tips for tailoring your garden to wildlife (click on a tip to learn how):
- Provide Food for Wildlife
- Supply Water
- Create Cover
- Give Wildlife a Place to Raise Young
Once you’ve established these four essential elements to make a healthy and sustainable wildlife habitat, the NWF encourages you to join thousands of gardeners across the country who have qualified for the Certified Wildlife Habitat program.
Now THAT’S somethin’ to celebrate! Continue reading
We’ve had the most beautiful weather this past week. While Mom and NannyJane were traveling to a farmgirl glamping gathering in Kansas (stay tuned for their posts), Dad took Mia, me, and our pup camping last weekend.
I’m thinking I better not miss this one. How about you? The marriage of Junkin’ + Glampin’ is happenin’ June 14 & 15 on Valley Chapel Road in Walla Walla, Washington, and you’re invited. Check it out at loveofjunk.com and then get yourself signed up for one of their campsites or just auto on over for a weekend of junkin’ (better bring an empty trunk, though).
Now that you’ve read my book, Glamping with MaryJane, you need to find a fabulous place to get your glam campin’ on.
And so, we’re back for a 6th day of where to glamp in 2013. Colorado has long been an untouched wilderness teeming with elk and undisturbed Mammoth trees, and every season will please.
Dunton Hot Springs
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, Dunton Hot Springs is an oasis of thick, fluffy snow in winter; hues of yellow and gold in fall; bright-blue, crystal-clear skies in spring; and warm, languid, heat during the summer.