Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Picture of Callery Pear Tree

Happy Earth Day!

Here on the farm we take caring for the Earth pretty seriously. We compost, grow without pesticides or fertilizers and have adopted many small lifestyle changes that will hopefully have a positive impact on this planet.

One of the things we do, right from the first year we bought this old farm, is plant trees. I can't even begin to count the number of trees we've planted on the property. This year we are planting less than we usually do, but we're still planting trees. Last week we planted eleven, an apricot and ten Canaan firs.

Today we're planting ten Callery Pear trees. They're pretty, produce fruit for birds and small animals and enrich the air we breathe. What's not to like?

I hope you have a lovely day. Any Earth Day plans in your neighborhood? Or your backyard?


Marianne Arkins said...

We grow without pesticides, and I don't use chemicals on my gardens, but DH won't stop using them on the lawn. *sigh*

Compost, yes. We probably plant as many trees as we take down, but here in NH there are more trees than we know what to do with. Even in our backyard, you can't see beyond about 100 yards because of all the green growing stuff.

I'm taking DD to see that Earth movie tomorrow. She's dying to go.

Have a great day!

Melissa McClone said...

No plans here. Have a great day!

Dru said...

No plans here. I hope you had a good day.