Happy Earth Day everyone! There are some people who laugh at Earth Day but I think any event that raises awareness and encourages people to do something good for the earth is worthy of celebration! I love Google's image for today, I'm sure it's meant to be representing Earth Day.
Earth Day pledge is to grow more edibles in my garden, care for plants that are not happy in their current positions even if it means moving them instead of hoping they will magically somehow start to thrive...and provide more native plants to attract more insects and wildlife into the garden. All things I try to do anyway but this is just another reason for me to try harder at it.
Today is also Good Friday, a day of deep significance for some and a time of reflection for many. We are simply grateful for the opportunity to take time off work and spend it with our children.
We had an Easter egg hunt in the garden for the kids and chooks today.
In the garlic!
Chooks got a hot breakfast of roasted zucchini filled
with beans and eggs, with corn and cauliflower
scattered about the garden for them to find for their
own 'Easter egg' hunt!
Picked more sprouting broccoli
Hunting for eggs
I'm not sure what to do about the lawn...we really want to convert it into food but it gets no direct sunlight at all, no idea how the grass is surviving!! We've attempted to grow vegies there in containers just to test if it may work but it has never had success so for now it is a meadow for the chooks to enjoy and a place for the kids to picnic, run and play footy on. Our citrus aren't happy either in their sunless aspects but I'll post more on that next time and get some advice from you sages.
I also visited a friend this morning, Hazel from The Hazelnut Tree to pick up some soaps and a gorgeous chicky door stop she made. Her soaps are divine, clearly lovingly designed and created and smell heavenly. I can't wait to use them...
Wishing you a very happy and safe Easter, I hope this Easter brings you what you most need no matter what your spiritual beliefs you have or what manner of creature you are :)