Sustainable Farming Respects Wildlife

Sustainable farming means living harmoniously with wildlife,providing healthy food while caring for the soil,water and neighbors.In the olive orchard many animals mostly birds use the healthy trees as cover from predators,and to find food.In the photo below is a hummingbird nest in an olive tree.

The next photo is of a daily visitor to the orchard, one of the two road runners that live nearby.

We are installing owl barns to respect the natural food chain. This is helpful because we dont use poison to control gophers, we trap or hope the owl's do there job.

Some of the other area wild life include:

  • Wild boar
  • Wild Turkey
  • Quail
  • Hawks
  • Gopher snakes
  • Crows
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