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
Who couldn't love that smile?
I think she was checking to make sure that Mommy hadn't left her sight...
What a focused look!
Dig deep, Build strong. Good lesson, hmmm.