Earth Day

I’m still up to my teeth in projects, but I managed to spend a couple of hours of my Earth Day in the garden, planting beans and cleaning out old beds and recycling a wooden pallet into a flowerbed. The sunflowers and zinnias are starting to come up, as are the cucumbers and onions, and most of the tomatoes look pretty good.

Our bees seem to be enjoying the warm weather — the backyard looked like O’Hare Airport this afternoon — and the chickens spent most of the afternoon clucking contentedly to themselves and munching on the cutworms I dug up and fed to them.

I’ll probably spend part of this evening doing the same thing I do every April 22nd: Re-reading my copy of 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth and assessing where I am, where I could improve, and where I’ve more or less maxed out my efforts.

Hope your day was good and you got a chance to play outside, wherever you are.



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