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