Sunday, April 22, 2012

What does Earth Day mean to you?

Whether it's doing little things like composting or recycling it still makes a difference in the long run and you will feel all the better for it. Being Earth conscious for many has become a way of life in recent years. More people are recycling, composting and buying greener products. The little bit we each do makes literally a world of difference. What are some or your favorite Earth conscious things to do? For me I really like rescuing things from the trash whether it be old furniture or saving tin cans and taco liners for when I paint. As for the outdoors I have a few projects in mind using old tree branches. Also I’ve tried my hand at composting. Though getting a good batch of soil out of a mixture is the hard part. However I do live on a farm and there is a pile of manure that has turned into fantastic compote material over the years. So my garden will be very happy this year
Also here is a great site to help you locate local farmers markets. You can even do a bit of shopping for Earth friendly products........ http://www.localharvest.org

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Near and dear to my heart

Help raise money for an organization that is near and dear to my heart. The Childen's Cancer Connection is an Iowa base program serving family with kids affected by cancer. They run two annual camps amoung their many year round activities. One camp is for kids wiht cancer and the other is for their siblings. I've been attemding the camp both as a camper and as voluteer staff for the passed 26 years. Please donate if you can or help out by spreading the word! thank you! http://www.philanthropig.com/ChildrensCancerConnection/CampershipChallenge/Jeanette