So, in observance of Earth Day, here are a few things we do:
- Wash clothes in cold water
- Line dry them from April through November and sometimes into December
- We grow many of our own vegetables in our garden every summer
- What we can't grow, we try to buy locally, in season
- We compost our kitchen and garden waste
- We take our own canvas bags to the grocery
- We recycle cans and glass
- We use organic fertilizers and avoid pesticides, when possible
- Despite having a heavily wooded property, we plant new trees every year. Last year, I planted about 100 white pine seedlings
- We save gas by waiting to combine our trips into town with other errands
- We keep our vehicles well tuned and regularly inspected
- We plan frequent kayak trips instead of road trips
- We use low energy CFC light bulbs
- We turn off lights when they're not needed
- We don't leave our cell phone chargers plugged in
- We heat with wood, a renewable and sustainable energy source
- In the winter, we also cook soups and stews on our wood stove, saving propane
I was going to post a few more pictures, but Blogger is having a bit of trouble and won't let me upload any more.
Anyway, Happy Earth Day to all my garden blogger friends.
Life is good, especially in the garden.