The sun kissed our cheeks as we ascended to Johnson Farm, just a mile hike around Peaks of Otter. The boys enjoyed exploring every little nook and crack. On our trek back from the farm, we started a conversation...
"Why do we have to protect the forest?", Logan asked.
Where do you start? It's home for all the animals. Trees give us oxygen to breathe. So that others can come have the same adventures we just experienced. When we are given dominion over all the earth, it does not mean ownership, it means to take care of and protect. I really don't think we were meant to treat it as a temporary place we can screw up while we are here.
In our descent, I felt myself rising to my soap box. He was satisfied with the simple answers, but I hope one day he understands the more complex issues and falls in love with the beauty of it all.
Is the environment an issue for you? How do you conserve and protect it?