For Earth Day, Phillip and I went for a little walk around our neighbourhood with a garbage bag, and made things a little bit tidier. Of course we had clothes on the line, and we also spent a good part of the day outside, raking up the yard, playing, and planting our first seeds of the season! Adam took this picture of our work in progress. P doesn't like to get his hands dirty.
And here's a trick that I think I came up with the first year that we set up these beds. Neighbourhood cats are keen on using freshly fluffed soil as an al fresco toilet experience. Which I loathe. After planting the seeds, I take some of the recently thinned (thanks, Adam!) raspberry canes (ours happen to be thornless, which is amazing) and lay them all across the beds with the freshly planted seeds. Light, water, and air can circulate freely, but cats are deterred by the canes. Score one for the vegetables!
So, happy Earth Day. I hope that you were able to spend some time outdoors as well! How did you celebrate?