Friday, April 22, 2016

Annual Earth Day Post

Happy Earth Day everyone! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your 100% organic (meaning precisely, a carbon-based life form) doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

We have a tradition here at The Daily Bone. On Earth Day we take a good long look at the earth in our yard, and take time to appreciate it. After all, good things come from earth. We begin our tour next to our fabulous compost pile. It's full of all kinds of great stuff like fruit and vegetable scraps, weeds, autumn leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, and egg shells. It smells great! 

The stuff in the compost pile eventually breaks down into lovely, rich earth which can be used to help the garden grow. Sometimes I find bunnies, mice, and chipmunks hiding in there! The birdies find lots of big, fat worms to eat there too. By the way, my elderly associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and I tracked some of that lovely, rich earth into the house so that ghostwriter could appreciate it too. Aren't we good little earth doggies?

I am NOT elderly. And I never have dirty feet.

So now we have some photos of the things growing in the earth around our yard.

Lily of the Valley and mint coming up.

Hostas popping through the mulch.

Our garden Buddha sits among the dandelions, grape hyacinths, and daffodils.

Pink hyacinth.

White hyacinth with spider. (Yes, creepy crawlie time has begun!)

Ground ivy.

Next, we'll take a look at all the exciting and wonderful things that live in the earth around our yard. Too do that, we're going to turn over some rocks!




Worm and sow bugs

Very tiny red ants. 


We were worried that we wouldn't find much today, since it was pretty dry under all the rocks where we looked. As you can see above, we finally managed to find a good assortment of earth dwellers.

Happy Earth Day everyone! 

Oh, we had this video lined up just in case we didn't find any slugs today. Warning! Watch at your own risk. 


  1. We love to watch our garden come to life each spring! Mom was making jokes when we were at the garden store as they actually had Purina DUCK chow. She picked up a bag, pretended to look at it and said "look Purina Slug Chow - Now Sodium Free!"

    My Mom is a nut.

    Abby Lab

  2. I think you have identified one bug that mom has found in her garden. Those things are grubs! Thanks for identifying it! We love your garden pictures! It will be a while before we have flowers, so thanks so much for sharing your photos!

  3. Crikey ..... you sure did Earth Day proud, aye?? SLUGS!!!!!!! YUK!!!!!!!

  4. Happy Earth Day! Since I's a terrier and terrier comes from terre, meaning earth, I guess it's Terrier Day, too?? Least ways, I'm sayin' it is!

  5. Thanks fr sharing all your earthly things today pups!

    I will cover up the spider and slugs so growlmy doesn't get too yucked about them, BOL!
    I did my share if earth things digging in mole holes...they sure have no consideration fur the things growlmy tries to grow in the earth...and then she has the nerve to grumble about why do I have to make the mole hole even bigger and deeper? Sigh...

  6. there is a lot happening in your little patch of earth :)

  7. Spring is springing up all over!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. It's so nice to see all the cool life starting to pop up around your backyard!!
    Happy Belated Earth Day!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. There is a lot going on if you just stop and look. Happy Earth Day, Chester and Joey!