Last year we mowed the pastures before the flowers had a chance to bloom. I’m sure the insects and other animals missed them more than I did, but I was sad to have made that mistake.
This year they are back.
It’s mostly white yarrow, oregano, and lavender beebalm right now. The sheep and donkeys don’t eat the beebalm, or oregano, although I’ve seen Fanny and Lulu with a mouthful of yarrow from time to time.
The beebalm flowers are complex and intricate, and the smell is divine. It feels healing just to walk among them.