Sunday, February 20, 2011

Signs of Spring

I have proof that spring is on its way. Photographic evidence that the trials and tribulations of winter are almost over. Punxsutawney Phil just might be right! The link below is to a video of the little guy making my springtime dreams come true.

 


Granted, it's a picture taken from my terrible cell phone camera...but they are definitely daffodil and crocus stems. Oh yeah. It's happening. I'll be starting my peppers and tomatoes inside this week, along with my pansies and violets. Soon it will be time to till the garden. I'll have dirt under my nails. I'll have hives from all the things I'm allergic to but I love too much to give up.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/02/punxsutawney-phil-predict_n_817345.html

On a note related to spring, have you read about the new predictions for 2050? If the population keeps growing, and our food habits don't change, a major shortage of food is expected! Wouldn't it be great if we all had backyard gardens? The only produce I buy in the summer is bananas and apples. I love going shopping in my backyard to decide what's for dinner. Even if you don't want to have a garden, support your local farmers. Eat locally, not globally when you can. Every bit helps, and if we start now, we can change the way our families eat dinner.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Better late than never....

Sorry for the delay in updating my blog. Life attacked. Between the Icepocalypse which was followed by Snowmageddon, school, work....blogging got neglected. But have no fear, I am here!

I am taking a Religions of the World class in school right now, and I spent several hours yesterday working on a project. I was reading through the Bible, and I found some great quotes about gardening, caring for the earth, and respecting what God has given us.

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Genesis 2:15)



We are meant to care for the earth. Whether you look at is as a religious responsibility, or you see it as an obligation due to our increased intelligence, it is clear that we need to take care of the planet.

Plant a tree. Grow some flowers. Walk instead of driving. Recycle. Eat locally grown food to cut down on rainforest depletion and air pollution. Grow your own food. Even if you can't do all of these things, do what you can. Every bit helps. We have a responsibility to maintain this planet. I believe it is a responsibility from God, but whatever your reason, do it!