So I guess this is Earth Day. Wheeee.
Obviously we don’t pay attention to such things, but of course many others do. Celebrants discuss ways they can increase their sustainability, decrease their carbon footprint, commit green “acts,” and other such things like the suggestions on EarthDay.org.
The Earth Day website claims there have been 1,123,958,881 “acts of green” committed. (That's an uncannily precise number. How did they determine this?)
Websites like this urge us to “support environmental education” and “reduce energy consumption.” I tried to learn how we can “Use Less Energy: Save Money and the Environment!” by using their online calculator, but it required me to log in and divulge personal information, so I didn’t do it.
So in our own fashion, we decided to (cough) celebrate Earth Day too. What kinds of "acts of green" did we commit? Consider the following:
• I simmered an enormous pot of pinto beans...
...and then canned them for our pantry.
• I gathered our own organic eggs.
• I planted heirloom herb seeds which eventually will get planted in our organic garden. The peppers (cayenne and cascabella) are already planted in seed pots.
• We walked to work (about 50 feet).
• We banded (castrated) little Curly, turning him into a steer and thus assuring organic grass-fed beef in the freezer in about two years.
• I did some laundry (in cold water) and hung the clothes to dry on our indoor clothes racks.
• I fed the livestock, including our bull Samson, who is responsible for the sustainability of our herd.
• I emptied the kitchen compost bucket into the garden compost pile.
• I mucked out the barn and put the waste on the barn compost pile, continuing the sustainability of our organic garden fertilizer.
• We got in our first shipment of tractor tires for the year, thus recycling these massive items, saving disposal costs for the tire center, keeping the tires out of the landfill, and transforming them into useful food-producing units.
• I dug some weeds in the garden, preparing the tire beds for planting so we can harvest our own organic vegetables in a few months.
In other words, we did stuff we pretty much always do. This is our lifestyle.
The trouble with all these “green acts” we’ve been committing is I doubt the Earth Day people would appreciate them. Why? Because while we thoroughly subscribe to the notion of green living, we entirely disagree with the green agenda. To understand why, here's an older WND column entitled My Green Is Greener Than Your Green which more fully explains things.
So while Earth Day will come and go, the Lewis family will continue to live our quiet, earth-anchored God-centered sustainable low-carbon-footprint lives, happy as clams. Happy Earth Day! Or happy Wednesday! Whatever.