It’s Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, here is a picture of a worm from my compost pile.

I know one worm isn’t that exciting, but it’s a cool day, and all the worms were hiding. (but there’s also a bonus rolly polly bug in there – can you see it?)

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you know about the trash property – I probably need to stop calling it that. If you don’t know, my husband and I weren’t looking for property, but we just happened to see a beautiful (it’s definitely in the eye of the beholder) 6.75 acres just a couple miles from where we currently live. It’s not for sale, but it’s dripping with potential. We tracked down the owner, and I’m currently trying to work a deal out with him.

The property would sell for cheap since it is so trashed, so it would actually be a fantastic deal.

I love the idea of being able to redeem the property, and it’s Earth Day, so I’ll share my thoughts. The land will obviously grow some things. Much of it is wooded, and the spots that aren’t have weeds growing all over. However, it’s not as fertile as I know it could be. I want wherever we end up to be a haven for beneficial insects.

The property hasn’t been used for farming, so the soil microbiome hasn’t been decimated, but the land is still being unused, and it’s full of trash. The hubby and I poked around, and there are mattresses and flip flops outside under leaves and pine needles. It’s just gross.

I don’t know everything we would do (aside from initially fixing it up), but for sure I would have a garden, we’d be putting in a pond with fish, and I’d be expanding my rabbit setup.

Along with that, I want to enrich the soil. With the rabbit manure and compost and the brush already on the property, the soil could be amazing!

For Earth Day 2020, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this property. It’s not much, but I’d love to be doing my part to clean up this tiny speck of Earth.

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