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Birds, Bees, and Bats!

As my backyard slowly makes its way into something slightly resembling the nature paradise in my imagination, I’m considering more design elements meaning to bring more wildlife into our space. I’ve never been one of those neat-tidy yard people. I like a little bit of randomness in the garden. Of course right now our backyard is a veritable weeded wonderland.  I thought it would be beneficial, however, to bring in helpful garden bugs to help pollinate my vegetables and perhaps cut back on pesky insects since DH and I have plans to spend more time outdoors this summer.

So naturally I started looking into  bee houses and bat houses and the possibility of installing a bird feeder or two. Of course there’s so much work needing to be done in our backyard that I’ve seriously considered, once spring really gets here, taking a half hour each morning to just go out and prune and clean up the yard so we can start fresh this spring. I am looking forward to the possibility of being able to keep ahead of the prolific fennel that’s gone feral and the choking bind-weed that seems to cover everything. I’m also looking forward to perfectly pruned trees and having the excess building material removed (via contractor) along with the old shed that we replaced last year.

So much to do, and yet I can’t say so little time because I spend at least half hour each morning on my Facebook reading through friends’ posts. I could sacrifice my morning Facebooking and replace it with a gardening constitutional.

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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