Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day

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!





13 comments:

  1. Happy Earth Day!
    Our daffs are finally looking like the buds may soon pen...and the grass is growing. And we are way behind in the spring starting, that's for sure. We used to have a real compost pile, but then after we got MJF he wanted to eat it, so we had to stop. Besides it was attracting other varmints too.

    Enjoy the nice weather, Chester!

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  2. Your crocuses are so pretty! Happy Earth Day, Chester!

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  3. Before lunch Mom and Dad raked up all the peanut shells from the squirrel cartel with some other clippings and got them composting. It's the first nice day for yard rolling in a while.

    Abby Lab

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  4. Dear Chester! So glad to see you are having so much fun on Earth Day! Whoa, the warmer weather is finally here and your area as well. Paws up!!

    Momo & Pinot xoxo

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  5. Today was the first day it felt like spring here. We spent time enjoying the sun. Happy Earth Day!

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  6. Dear Chester,

    Happy Earth Day! You look very happy running in the sun! Also, I hope spring catches up!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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  7. We were out enjoying our yard today too. It sure was nice to have some warm weather and get to spend it outside today.

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  8. Happy Earth Day Chester and YAY YAY YAY for seeing green and sun and flowers.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  9. We have a container for our compost. Mom suspects Katy would eat the scaps if left unattended.

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  10. We have seen tons of worms this year when it rains. We need to start a compost pile - that would really help our poor soil
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  11. You are doing a fantastic job taking care of Mother Earth and making it more beautiful

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  12. Hi Chester, time to have a look on you always so fantastic daily bone blog and there we read that Molly must run over the rainbowbridge. So sorry that one of you oldest friends here in the blogger world is dead but always in the heart of her wonderful mum and also in our - in my heart for a very long time. Wuff and LG now from Lady Malu.

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  13. Mother Earth is just taking a longer nap this year, but when she finally wakes up...well, it is always worth the wait! Happy Spring♥

    Wyatt and Tegan

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