Happy Earth Day!April 22, 2009
I remember the first earth day in 1970. I was 11 years old. I don’t remember what we did, I just remember the feeling of it, the sense that we needed to be much more protective of our environment.
And so I try to be.
Our Earth Day plans. I suppose getting the bees this week is our Earth Day celebration – as Martha would say – It’s a Good Thing. My daughter will be planting carrots in cups today – I sent her to school with seed starter mix and potting soil in case they didn’t have enough. I’m not sure if the Jr. High students will be doing anything; my resident Jr. High student is oblivious and/or uncommunicative on the subject.
At breakfast this morning we talked about what to do as a family. So this evening or this weekend – whenever we can all be together – we’ll walk the property (4.5 acres) and pick up the trash that has blown in over the winter. It’s something we try to do every spring and we have a surprisingly good time doing it.
Meanwhile, the sun is shining and it will warm up into the 60’s today – so my personal Earth Day celebration will include hanging wash out to dry.