We have been battling our Raccoon problem for a couple of weeks .. so all of the wonderful Spring projects I thought I would be in the middle of and enjoying at this time .. well they have fallen off the face of the earth for now .. just too exhausted.
BUT .. Jan of "Thanks for Today" has a wonderful meme for Earth Day which is April the 22 this year.
It is about sustainability for the most part .. but I have to tweak ? mine a bit and speak about the little things we do here to help out.
One of them being our raccoon problem ? even though I have an overwhelming urge to scream with the word raccoon involved in a sentence .. we have done everything humanely possible for the mom and babies to survive their episode with us ..
Greenshield the company that has gone through our soap opera has done everything possible to help mom with her babies move on.
Eventually after so many turns and twists of events .. she has done so .. thank goodness for our sanity ?
Next .. small bits and pieces .. we take our yard waste to our city's green dump ..
We have a wonderful rain barrel .. I would love to have another one , even though it would be tricky placing it .. I would TRY very hard ! hint hint
When I water the garden I use a wand and place it right on the soil so none is wasted waving it in the air ! I hate seeing those people that use the old sprinklers that shoot water so far up in the air it evaporates how DUMB is THAT !!
Mainly, the contribution I love is .. finding another tree to dedicate it to this special day .. well, tree after tree that I have picked, seems to be on the impossible to find list which is VERY frustrating .. BUT .. I will find that special tree for Earth Day one way or another.
So .. my wrap up to this post is :
Do no harm if at all possible in relocating an animal that decided "your home is so comfortable I want to live with you guys" !!
Do those little things such as making sure your green waste gets to the right place !!
Do plant something you can look at and know it was a special event dedicate it to !!
Even though this is last year's Earth Day picture of my Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry tree .. it is a stand in for this year's mystery tree I will FIND for Earth Day and I might even get a picture in time to what ever one I finally have for Earth Day : )