Winter milkweed

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Milkweed is food for the monarch butterfly. As we have reduced the amount of mechanical mowing we do on the farm by using the goats, and also changed how we mow the hay pasture, flowers and plants have been regrowing – and popping up in new places!

This is on the north side of the barn hill – the goats mowed this area last spring.

We’re so pleased to see the wild plants come back – with more milkweed, perhaps we will see more monarchs this year.