Greetings fellow Earthlings! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your excited doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel.
We finally have some warmer weather and sunshine! Unbelievable! It's just in time for my favorite day of the year: Earth Day. That means I get to go around the yard with my ghostwriter and take a look at all the beautiful earth under the rocks and find the interesting creatures that live there.
We do our part in creating new earth by having a compost pile. This is in one corner of the yard where we pile all of our yard waste, like dead plants, leaves, grass clippings, and sticks, plus fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, like potato peels, wilted lettuce, over ripe tomatoes, melon rinds, apple cores, our Halloween pumpkins, and even egg shells. After a while this stuff decomposes and turns into lovely, fragrant soil. Yes, it does smell really good right now, especially since ghostwriter raked it over a bit. Kind of like moss and fresh cedar. All day long, we see the robins and grackles poking around in the compost and finding lots of worms.
Loyal readers will remember the Sparrows Inc. Country Club in the Sticks. This is the big pile of sticks behind me in the photo above. It's made up of all the dead and fallen sticks from the trees in my yard since last October. Normally Dad would have put these sticks (Oh, and our old Christmas tree too) through the screaming dragon noisy machine stick grinder thing. But when we noticed the little birdies using it for shelter, we left it there for them all winter. But now they've moved out, so one of these days, Dad will grind up the sticks into mulch that we can put on the flower beds.
Now for my favorite part: looking under rocks. We didn't find as many creatures as usual, probably because it's been so cold and wet out. But we did see some small worms, a few pill bugs, a couple slugs, and a June bug. The centipedes and millipedes we saw were very tiny, and we didn't find any ant colonies.
We'll take another look in another week if it stays warm out.
These rocks are right under the window birdie feeder. There were lots of interesting smells for me to analyze and dig like birdie poops, squirrel footy prints, and mousie tracks!
We found a couple random crocuses.
Yes indeed! Earth Day is always a good time for me!
Woooohoooo! Running in the sun!
If you check out our Earth Day posts from the last three years, you'll see that we're way behind on Spring this year. Hopefully we'll catch up soon!