Today is a holiday in most of Canada. Here in British Columbia, where I live, we're enjoying the BC Day long weekend that traditionally marks the halfway point of summer. Before the season slips away, I want to make the most of it. This why, today, I'm compiling my green summer bucket list.
Green Summer Bucket ListHere's what I want to do with the sunny days that are still ahead:
- Forage for wild blackberries.
- Go swimming in a lake.
- Plan my winter garden (thanks to Queen Composter for her great tips!).
- Spend less time in the car, and more time walking or cycling.
- Open the windows and enjoy the sounds and smells of summer evenings.
- Harvest the corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, blueberries and the rest of the bounty my garden provides.
- Make jam.
- Take my kids on lots more nature walks.
- Spend more time on the playground.
- Turn off the computer more.
- Plan a greener back-to-school.
- Eat meals made up of food from my garden and the local farmers' market.
- Freeze blueberries.
- Dry herbs.
- See how many days I can go without putting on socks or shoes.
- Prepare for the fall rains by buying a rain barrel so that I don't have to use as much drinking water on my garden.
- Visit the library often, and finish off the summer reading club with my kids.
- Use the whole bottle of Green Beaver sunscreen I just bought.