Thursday, 11 April 2019

Earth Day April 22nd – ditch diving

April 3rd – first crack at it!

In preparation for Earth Day, I went ditch diving. I left it too late this year. Usually, I go just before the ditches thaw, so that I'm not walking through water. 

 The west side of the highway was iffy, as it will freeze and thaw, and as you walk you can suddenly drop down into the bottom of the ditch!

As I began, it started to rain. Great! Then, the winds were blowing, the rain turned to hail and suddenly it was all over. 

It can be nerve wracking. This kind of thing happens so frequently, right beside me. Drivers are so aggressive. 

Good story...
One day, I spotted two cars, both pulling trailers, slowing down and stopping in the vacant land across the street. I watched them, lots of people dump garbage there (two TVs), as well as the property owner, although the property is for sale. Anyway, I heard them on the phone, giving our address and saying they would be late. Two middle-aged couples. I fetched the mail and nodded to them. Then, they began to change the tire. I went back to the house.
Later, a tow truck came up the drive and rang the bell. Turns out they'd called him, changed it themselves, and left without cancelling. Such bad manners. 
This spring, look what I found there. They just left it behind.

Two bags full.
I'll have to go back and finish some spots, but that's all the energy I had that day.

April Decor


I was searching for wide yellow ribbon for April. I could only find pale yellow blanket binding, thanks to a clever clerk, but that worked.

I made the decoration two years ago, and found the perfect spot for it this year. On the arbour.

There are sew many creative bloggers out there. Canadian Needle Nana, superquilter Jean,
I sewed a new flag for the mailbox with leftovers. You can see my shiny clean ditches!

I used to make the girls skirts and dresses. They mostly wear leggings and jeans now! They are active girls. I have some of this leftover material and I'll do a new flag for summer. The insects and butterflies will be perfect.


Anvilcloud said...

Some people are so classless.

Kathy G said...

I misread your title and thought you were going to talk about going without a car (ditching DRIVING) for Earth Day :-)

Karen said...

I live right on a snowmobile trail. The trash these people leave is disgusting.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Good work on ditches and sewing! It's good to see Bear ready for spring. YAM xx

Nancy J said...

The mailbox flag, that is great, and I though you once said " I cannot sew" this proves those words so wrong. Thanks for the new title, and so good to be included along with Jocelyn. The butterfly fabric is so lovely, and will fly in the breeze. Ditch cleaning, you are a trooper!!!

William Kendall said...

Very good of you to do.

Gill - That British Woman said...

well done you for cleaning up the ditches and for all your sewing. Brightens your place until the flowers start blooming...…..

Powell River Books said...

When I read your title a different picture came to mind. When I was in high school I went to my grandparents' place in central California. Ditches were irrigation ditches, and ditch diving was leaping into the water on a hot summer day. Probably a lot more fun, but less productive, than your version. - Margy

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hey thanks for the shout out! You are too kind; I'm just bumbling along. Meanwhile, look at those mailbox those are creative. I've not seen any like it and there are a lot of mailboxes around.
Kudos to your efforts for Earth Day; I just might have to start doing that appropriate.