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).
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.
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?