SOS: Save the Soils

21 Jan

 You know this is something I really never gave a second thought to really until I got an email from my good friend Lori with What the Ducks. She sent me an email asking me to be part of the fight for SOS:  Save the Soils.  I went to her page and actually watched the video by PBS.  You can see the video here.  Let me tell you something friends, if you get a chance in your day please check this video out.  It’s 30 minutes of education showing how important it is to take care of this land so it will be here and work for us in a way it needs to.

I’m not an “outside” piggy so I didn’t know a lot about outside living.  But you know what is interesting?  Mommy told me some stories about grandpa (mom’s daddy).  He was from the south and mom said that the entire time when she was growing up, they had a garden.  And do you know what?  He was using compost way back then giving to the earth year after year.  He told mom that compost was the better way for a garden because it gives to the food that you plant.  He probably didn’t know it then but he was making this world a better place for all of us.  You put in what you get out.

And you know what else mommy said?  If grandpa was still alive today, he wouldn’t want me just in any ordinary mud hole full of chemicals and yuck.  I shiver just thinking about that.  If grandpa was alive and I was an outside piggy, he would give me the cleanest, purest mud that even mommy could use.  Now wouldn’t that be something special?

So my friends, today please take time and join with me on this very important SOS:  Save the Soils.  Not just for today – but every day.  Let’s make this a better place to live and breathe.


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27 responses to “SOS: Save the Soils

  1. fozziemum

    01/21/2015 at 1:09 am

    Bacon I will pop over and have a look..we are ALL about soil here as we have none..the land denuded by years if goldmining and then Cattle we have actively been adding to the chemicals here..mushroom compost and sheep poop and natural compost..sweet compost is he best thing in the world to we have worms now..we had none so bad the ground was..we let the big stumpy tails do the snail eradication..and we let the ladybugs eat the aphids..we work with nature and not against it as much as we can…the dam is healthy now with yabbies and tortoise happily in there so no chemicals will drain into it..i have a great selection of garden books using natural methods and our aim is to leave this land better than when we found it 🙂 will watch the video tonight..i have some fresh tomatoes grown in mushroom compost and fed seaweed extract to pick..the marigolds have kept the bugs away from them the scarecrow has keot the birds away and the nasturtiums have attracted the bees..oh an di have a certain guests blog post to do 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

    • Lori Fontanes

      01/21/2015 at 6:42 am

      Hi Fozziemum! Thanks for sharing these wonderful details about how we interact with our world!!! Murtaugh’s Meadow just published something about worms, too–great minds thinking alike! But I just gotta ask–what the ducks is a yabbie? 😉

      • fozziemum

        01/28/2015 at 4:43 pm

        Hahaha Yabbies are little fresh water shrimp type thingies 🙂 that tend to live in healthy dams…they make use of logs and things like old tyres in dams and hide in mud:) they make a tasty treat for the water birds and tortoises 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 8:59 am

      This is wonderful my friend! All of this adds up to making the world a better place. Mommy told me some stories about grandpa and how he did their garden while growing up. Grandpa was even doing composting before it was even popular. And talk about worms… snorts. Mom said that was where he always went to get worms for fishing. Lovely huh? You keep giving back to the cycle. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        01/22/2015 at 6:10 am

        Yep worms are amazing little helpers 🙂 and your grandpa was a wise man! loves Fozziemum xxx

  2. sunsetdragon

    01/21/2015 at 1:47 am

    Going to take a look.

    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 9:00 am

      Please do my friend and thanks! XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    01/21/2015 at 6:07 am

    It’s such a shame that this beautiful planet we live on is slowly but surely being ruined by US. Something really sad about that….we only have one chance and we should consider the consequences of our actions when we “hurt” the soil and plants that live in it. We compost and hope that the little bit WE do has helped and not hurt the place we call home. If everyone did that, well, we’d be SAVING the planet in our own way.

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Lori Fontanes

      01/21/2015 at 6:46 am

      Save a little here, save a little there–I like that team effort!!! Thanks for contributing!!! 🙂

      • PigLove

        01/28/2015 at 9:38 am

        Thanks for asking and inviting me my friend. We gotta save the soil – little by little taking it back! XOXO – Bacon

    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 9:04 am

      Exactly cousin! We do our best here at the Hotel Thompson as well. Grandpa taught mom a thing or two during her childhood. We have to ALL do our part – big or small – to keep this place going and turn the situation back to the better. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Lori Fontanes

    01/21/2015 at 6:45 am

    Yay, Bacon!!! Thanks so much for sharing–especially the part about how your mom’s grandpa used to care for the soil (and his family!), too! Everyone used to know how to do this. We unlearned it in the 20th century but I think in this century, we are re-learning old skills. Like you say–you put in what you get out, you get out what you put in–it’s a cycle. Happy Save the Soils Day, blog buddy!!! 🙂

    • PigLove

      01/28/2015 at 9:39 am

      aaww – thanks my friend. I appreciate that. Every little bit helps. Hey – you never know when I might get an outside condo. I gotta have my soil back. XOXO – Bacon

  5. easyweimaraner

    01/21/2015 at 6:51 am

    that’s a very important message… we have to eat what grows on that soils and we shouldn’t torture our earth with chemical bombs and poisonous things… and once our planet will strike back when we don’t switch some bad habits…

    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 9:05 am

      I agree brother. We gotta ALL make some changes in our homes to save the world. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Reilly & Denny

    01/21/2015 at 7:58 am

    we have fallen into the trap of ‘quick fixes’ and it applies to the land too – to easy to put chemicals on everything rather then taking the time to compost and use natural fertilizer like piggie poop. Mom remembers when she was young having a chicken coop in the back yard. The chickens would wander around the garden eating bugs, and their poop was added to the compost to make awesome fertilizer.

    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 9:06 am

      Exactly my friends. Some of the best things we have in compost are right in our lives to use for FREE. Some people talk about our backyard and how green the grass is. Now you know why 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  7. Molly The Wally

    01/21/2015 at 10:35 am

    Ditto to all the comments above. It is a very important message specially for future generations who have to live with what we have done. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Eli Pacheco

    01/21/2015 at 12:20 pm

    We’re supposed to leave this place better than we found it, aren’t we Bake? Glad you’re raising awareness. it affects us all.

    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 1:20 pm

      Yes it most certainly does my friend. We have to make the difference. XOXO – Bacon

  9. The Canadian Cats

    01/21/2015 at 12:34 pm

    Soil is very impawtent. My veggie garden needs refreshing every year after I get the veggies and use nutrients growing them.


    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 1:21 pm

      Exactly!! I make sure I do my part in fertilizing! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  10. purrfectkitties

    01/21/2015 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing this important message. We’ll pop over and have a look. Kitty kisses, Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

    • PigLove

      01/21/2015 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you my friends for reading! XOXO – Bacon

  11. gentlestitches

    01/21/2015 at 5:13 pm

    We take our soil very seriously here Bacon. We have our merri Creek across the road, our urban orchard with our church and most importantly our own garden around our cottage. This year we are getting involved with produce swap with our urban orchard. Great post. XXXXX

  12. Marty the Manx

    01/21/2015 at 10:57 pm

    Going to watch it Bacon. Thanks for sharing!


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