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  1. Rachel Jennifer Paul

    Hello Jane,
    I want to be a part of your mission! (address redacted)

    • Jane Sorensen

      Hi Rachel! I’m glad – I’d welcome the whole world on board 🙂 I also replied to you by email. Have a great day.

  2. SonnyB

    Thank you for what you do♡

  3. Loan

    Thanks Jane

  4. Carol

    Hi Jane,

    I’d like to know how to keep neighborhood cats out of my yard. They hop the 8-foot fence and make a mess.

    Any suggestions?


    • Jane Sorensen - BCLH

      I’m sorry, other than invoking fear into them – vigilante scary behaviour from you! it’s hard to manage cats. I’d get a good squirt gun and every time they come around, holler and use it. I’ve had a cat or two walk the fences for years; after a while I noticed the squirrels weren’t afraid of them so they weren’t much for hunting. So I let told their welcome was provisional to good behaviour.

  5. toeknee2

    Hi Jane
    Stumbled on your place by accident and thank God I looked. You are doing a great job and I love your yard!
    I wish more people opened their eyes at true beauty, like what you are doing.

    • Jane Sorensen - BCLH

      Hi Toeknee (Tony!)

      Thank you so much for your kind words. (I tried to approve and reply from my mobile app but it failed.) What I wanted to say was that at first when I started doing what I do, there was some resistance. After all, everyone/thing goes through growing pains (an ugly phase) and it takes some time and patience for things to fit properly in a garden. Exterior design is similar to interior design, sometimes you have to move things around! It certainly is rewarding when your plants begin to flower, and when you start seeing the birds and butterflies (and even, once, a groundhog) come by and find it welcoming. I’m happy you saw my little hanging BCLH sign!

      Best regards,


  6. Tony

    I stumbled on your page by accident. I forgot how I got here, but, thank God I did.
    I love the way you have set up your backyard.
    I’m trying to make a couple of spots on mine bird friendly and another section for insects.
    My “other section” are now 3 areas.
    I wish more people did the same.

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