Today is Earth Day! As a child growing up I always remember celebrating Earth Day, by either planting seeds, picking up trash on the sides of the road, or planting trees. Usually activities we did at school.
When I used to think of Earth Day, I thought of rain forests and oceans. Don't ask me why, but that was what always used to come to mind.
Now fast forward about 10 years. Earth Day means something totally different.
What does Earth Day mean to me?
Earth day to me means to continue practicing regenerative agriculture, continuing to use our chickens to our advantage, letting them fertilize our fields instead of using chemicals. Earth day means when I look around I feel pride in what we have accomplished in such a short time, seeing the thick grass in the fields and the black dirt in the garden.
Earth Day means the nation as a whole, stops for one day to recognize and celebrate the land God has given us. For one day all eyes are on the environment.
Now isn't that something to think about?
We learn in Genesis that God created the Earth. Just like all of God's creations, we should care for this land he has blessed us with.
That is our goal here on the farm, we are providing for our family and neighbors. We are caring for the land to the best of our ability.
So on Earth Day, lets celebrate the farmers and ranchers that are taking care of the land, taking care of God's creatures, and loving their neighbors.
Happy Earth Day my friends, and don't forget to support your local farmers!