How important is the earth to you? Do you care a little bit? It seems that we start to care more.
One big step that we made is the purchase of an electric bike for my wife. That means she now bikes to work instead of using the car. That is one big step for us. Is this the last step we need to return back to the one car family? I do hope so. Not only for our savings, also for the environment. We already had a few days where the full ATL family biked to school/work/train station. Woot woot…! Many more to come.
Another change we made is that we no longer want to use pesticides around our house to keep the weed under control. Yes, that means more time and effort from our side to remove the weed… I am experimenting a little with an electrical weed burner. I am curious to see how it goes.
And as investors in our garden, I am happy to announce that our forward looking garden dividend looks awesome this year. There will be potatoes and raspberries, lot’s of raspberries.
Note, we do not do this to save money. It is mainly an educational consideration for the kids: they grow the vegetables with us, so they know what effort it takes to buy them in a store or on a local market. And I am a big fan of raspberries… I look forward to my very first raspberry- vanilla ice on the terrace.
The pool – there will be no pool or pond in our garden. Sorry for all those expecting to come over for a refreshing dive. That being said, you are welcome in our new and bigger kids pool. No diving allowed!
The BBQ – This weekend I tested already twice my new coal lightning chimney. And it works great. I can heat the chimney, go inside and prepare the vegetables for about 20 minutes. That is ideal. I am still considering to buy a covered BBQ. The meat is more juicy and fish would be better as well. Maybe for my birthday.
What do you do to keep the planet green?