“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Today to celebrate, Paula and I hiked in the Catskill Mountains. This was my first time visiting and we managed to hike 3 of the 35 highest peaks in that area: Black Dome, Thomas Cole and Blackhead. We attempted to complete a giant loop and tackle a smaller peak on the way back to the car, but we ran into some unexpected and steep sections of ice. Instead of risking it, we turned around but still managed to travel over seven miles. The weather was perfect: warm enough to wear just a t-shirt in some sections and not a cloud in the sky. The birds were singing and the moss and ferns were green.
When I got home, the sun was still warm and I had some time to garden before the beau came home to cook dinner. I decided to plant some seedlings in our new iron basket. We have to pick up another to fit our remaining kale and broccoli- and also get started with herbs. The basil in the kitchen is huge and I can’t wait to get it off of the freezer, where I sometimes neglect it. This basket contains a salad blend, some violas and nasturtiums- all edible to brighten up any spring and summer salad. Of course, kitty was underfoot.
I hope you got to go outside to enjoy the fresh air, got dirt under your fingernails, picked up trash, carpooled, took a shorter shower and ate a vegan meal; as we should all try to do each and every day. Have a great week, homies!