That’s right, we all share one home! It’s our planet! I bet you knew that. All the Hermits celebrated Earth Day in our own ways, over the weekend and we hope that you stop for a minute and remember where you live in the really BIG picture and thank your mother today. Carol and Russell toured some snazzy urban chicken houses at the Funky Chicken Coop Tour Austin. They are way fancier than Sue Ann’s chickens’ abode! They ranged from a huge yard to a tiny one that also had goats! Sue Ann celebrated Earth Day in Rockdale, Texas, with her Master Naturalist group. They had a big set of exhibits, with lots of fun giveaways, like rain gauges and home-made bird feeders. Sue Ann got to eat brownies made of beautyberry fruit, and bought a really cool book on finding things to eat in your surroundings, called Cycles of Foraging – A Book of Days. The author, a young man named Sean Wall, was on the radio to promote it, along with the VP of the Master Naturalist group. It was a fun day!
Lee looked at birds, Mandi baked a very colorful cake and then headed to the Ren Faire, and Anita researched an interesting group of lizards she found while enjoying the smell of jasmine that drifts across our neighborhood. The point is, we can all enjoy our planetary home and honor it in small ways!
And as redevelopers?
Hey, fellow fixer-uppers! Our work honors the planet every day, because most of us recycle old homes and make them appealing to buyers. Many of us even recycle materials as much as we possibly can. We can always help the planet by carefully disposing of paint and other toxic materials and trying to recycle as much as we can when we demo fixtures. So much can go to the Habitat for Humanity folks and be used by someone else. Why not? Some of us even re-use parts of trees we cut down, or mulch plant debris and use it to beautify existing plantings. Any other ideas? Earth Day is every day!Hermann says please like and share!