A Farm Mom’s Remembrance of Earth Day April 22, 2013
By Pennee Murphree, Guest Blogger to Julie’s Fresh Air
Editor’s Note: Since today is Earth Day, this remembrance of Mom’s On the Farm is a good celebration of this day.
I’ve been reading about “Earth Day” all week. Everyday is “Earth Day” on the farm.
We had a particularly fun “Earth Day” one summer quite a few years ago when the kids were still in the “wear your Speed-O swimsuit all day stage.” Remember we are talking Arizona. We had our own very large personal water tank which supplied our home with water that we pumped into the tank. The water was so sandy that eventually the tank would have more sand in it then water so we would pump out the water, cut a hole in the bottom of the tank, crawl into it and shovel out the sand. Lots of wet sand and lots of shoveling.
After the shoveling our 4 kids and the 4 or 5 cousins and friend’s kids usually staying with us for the summer played in the sand all day, rolling in it, throwing it, building sand castles and covering themseves in it from head to toe and then posing as statues. When I finally hosed them all off in the front yard they had the cleanest, softest skin you ever saw and they were happy kids. Now that was an “Earth Day.”
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