Yesterday. Earth Day. Documented.

Yesterday was Earth Day.  More specifically, it was an amazingly warm and delightful spring day here in Indianapolis.  So much so, that I got very festive and decided to get a jump on some things around the house.

Here at our little urban abode, we really make an effort to live pretty “green” which often translates into “frugal”.  We have adopted the laid back potty mantra of “if it’s yellow, let it mellow.  If it’s brown, flush it down.”  My kids wear LOTS of secondhand clothes.  Probably 75% of the furniture/accessories that I purchase come from garage sales/craigslist/vintage thrift shops.  We do love to eat meat (which isn’t very green, I know) but the meat we do it is often locally grown and hormone free.  And for an urban home, our garden is huge.

One thing that’s been on my to-do list for seriously years has been to start a composting bin.  Yesterday, I made it happen.  Although it’s not totally done (need to still drill some holes in the bin), it’s on it’s way to completion. It’s going to have it’s own little home next to our rain barrel that waters our vertical garden (our vertical garden puts that topsy turvy tomato plant thing to shame, but that’s another post).

 Yesterday. Earth Day. Documented.

Another thing we’ve really wanted to add to our small plot of the city are some fruit trees.  Again, yesterday I made it happen. We’re now the proud parents of a Bartlett pear tree.  Isn’t she lovely?  Although the tree thing was something we were going to do regardless, I was prompted by one of my favorite companies to do it before the end of April.

 Yesterday. Earth Day. Documented.

Figs and Ginger (the designers of my most favorite birdie necklace) is GIVING away a recycled sterling silver bunny necklace to anyone who plants a tree before the end of the month.  Hello, I’m all over this deal – and you should be too.

Earth Day.  What did you make of it?

*Figs and Ginger didn’t ask me to post about their giveaway, I’m truly just addicted to their gear and wanted all my friends to know about it.  Next time we get together, let’s all wear our bunny necklaces, k?

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  1. Awesome! I need to come over and see your garden! Or, you could do a post so that we can continue to never get together:)

    By the way, just FYI, because I didnt know this before having a pear tree (in Pittsburgh). You have to have 2 pear trees to make pears. Pollination, bees….who knew!?

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  2. Love it! I would love to hear how it goes with your compost bin set up. I am planning on doing one too, but it will be either fall or next spring before that happens. We are doing our first veggie garden this year, and it is all I can think about. Just ask my hubby – he is beginning to tire from my enthusiasm.

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  3. I am so impressed. This post made me want to have a compost bin and rain collector. Thanks for the inspiration! And could your girls BE any cuter!? Have a great weekend!

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  4. My inlaws just installed a rain barrel, and I'm so jealous :) I don't know why… we live in an apartment, w/ no yard, and the thing I'm jealous of is their rain barrel… yikes! (needless to say, I'm loving yours too…) :)

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  5. We should get a rain barrel (and a compost bin too!)Erik and I have a garden and I don't know why we've never had one. Any tips on keeping those pesky rabbits out? Our beans and peas are usually great snacks for them. Thanks for the post..and I want a pear tree:) Sounds like a fun tree to have. Keep us posted on how it grows!

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  6. Stephanie says:

    You sound pretty "green" to me! Kudos to you for caring about the environment and acting on your convictions!

    I'd love to see pictures of your garden and hear more about that. Do you and your husband work on it together?

    ALSO – we love secondhand clothes around here too (especially handmedowns). :)

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  7. Fruit trees won't grow in our yard (BOO), but at least we live in a farming community.

    We actually started composting last week too! Well, Matthew got it all set up, but I've been a good girl and putting scraps in there. :)

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  8. They are so, totally adorable. I love that you have a compost, rain collector and planted a pear tree. I cannot wait to be able to do those things too (you know, when we live around some dirt at least).

    I'll plant a sunflower again this month-thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. kanishk says:

    I am so impressed. This post made me want to have a compost bin and rain collector.
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