The weather in Benezette has been perfect for wildlife viewing. However, the wildlife are being less than cooperative at In The Sticks Cabins.
The flowers on the other hand! Well, they’ve come to play ball! I’ve found two in the backyard and learned a little about them (this is where you get to learn too!):
Scarlet Beebalm is a member of the mint family and was used by the Oswego Native Americans to make tea from the leaves. The Beebalm is pollinated by ruby-throated hummingbirds (which! Yay! I have got to get a hummingbird feeder!) and butterflies.
The Blazing Star can grow to be SIX. FEET. TALL!! They also attract butterflies, bumble bees and hummingbirds! Native Americans used it to treat swelling and snake bites. I’ll see if I can get in any closer and get a better picture, now that I know more.
We did get to see the momma deer and the fawns who are living out back – turns out they have a whole little posse back there. Look at the party they were having next door!
This coming weekend is the 100 Mile Yard Sale. The sale runs through Clearfield, Cameron and Elk county but is headquartered in Karthaus. Participants are asked to pay $10 and display their official participant sign. We’ve set up the past two years and continue to be blown away at how far people travel to attend. Last year we met a mother and daughter who drove from Michigan!
This year, there are 95 participants listed in the directory! We’re going to take a small lap this year and see what we can find.
We’re also welcoming our first guests this weekend! So, that’s the most exiting part for us! I’ll be working on getting an upcoming events page on our website – but for those of you wondering when you should come – the answer is always! There is always something to do in Benezette, even if it’s just sit on the front porch!