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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day, every day

Being the Captain Planet that I am, I have a hard time getting excited about Earth day. Yeah, sure, the world of careless, uninvolved people take a day to pretend to care about God's beautiful creation that they are destroying 364 other days of the year.
I want them to care every day.
But, at least there is an effort, right?

So, in honor of Earth day, I decided to share a few photo's of our "garden" this year. These were taken about two weeks ago, so you will have to trust that some progress has been made.

We started a potato and sweet potato in the window, then planted them when they began to root. The green bucket is the regular potato, and one of the planters on the right is the sweet. To the left is either squash or zucchini - I can't tell which is which. The other (squash or zucchini) is across from it in the other planter. Smack in the middle is our Citronella, an attempt to keep Mosquitoes at bay this summer.

Andy was a goof off, of course, during the planting.

Are we surprised?

But he talked me into a spoof too.

Here is our haphazard version of American Gothic.

We didn't even have the Rosemary in the bucket yet!

Today when we watered we had two strawberries already showing their little green heads, and the tomato plant is looking great. I am not sure the peppers are liking being upside down, but we will give it some time.
We are in a rental, so I didn't want to tear up too much of the back yard - at least I have some fresh produce to look forward to.

Also, as an extra bonus for Earth Day today, I finally remembered to stop at the little road side market between here and the base. I got fresh, free-range eggs. The chickens were running around in the yard while I paid for the eggs. So so exciting! If I hadn't just been at the Commissary I would have bought some of her produce too. She is definitely on my list of places to stop in the future.

Well since I couldn't get this to post for Earth Day, I decided to add some other pictures: When we were planting this garden my friend Amanda was here, along with her daughter Emily. She and my boys had a fabulous time in the sandbox while the grownups planted. And really, kids are so much more fun to take pictures of! (perhaps the reason I often have such great pictures of Andy- he is a giant kid?)

All working together

So serious

Who couldn't love that smile?

I think she was checking to make sure that Mommy hadn't left her sight...

Sunshine -

What a focused look!

Dig deep, Build strong. Good lesson, hmmm.


Carrie said...

ha ha ha, I sense a little bit of bitterness there at the beginning, ha ha!
I know last year we got together and planted flowers...
we did absolutely nothing. Playhouse Disney shows were about Earth Day all day, so that was the extent of our "celebrating."

Carrie Thompson said...

Hey I wanted to thank you for posting on my blog... I know you wouldnt look again so I wanted to come over here and say thank you. My words about berating were not aimed directly at you, I have two other personal emails in my inbox. Yours was actually the nicest!

I do love discussion. I want you to know that even though I did not read the book I did not right my post lightly. I have done a lot of research on my own trying to figure out the "obsession". It is a very confusing topic for me and I finally put it into words after seeing the tshirt at the store.

I am sorry if you felt judged, I really am not judging I am honestly asking WHY? Why do Christians think this is okay? But I am one of the few who never told my kids about Santa clause, we dont do the tooth fairy... we dont watch some shows that are the norm, even in Christian circles. so maybe it is simply my own conviction and that is why I am trying to figure out why. I am truely not an overly judgemental person and hopefully other posts on my blog would let you see that? Anyway...

Thanks for listening. And I am also sorry if I blasted back to emphatically! I just got riled! :)

BTW... I love the Thomas Pain quote on the banner of your blog. and we too are Huckabee supporters!


Marcy said...

You are too sweet. I think of you every time I walk something out to the recycle bin and every time I do something "green"! Of course, I think of you and feel guilty when I do something non-green accidentally.