Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Garden, Part 3

Just thought I'd share a little garden progress with you this morning.  We have most of our plants in the ground, but they aren't very impressive yet.  We are attempting to grow various peppers, tomatoes, okra, squash, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, corn, and green beans.  In other parts of the yard we have blueberries, blackberries, apples trees, peach trees, and persimmons.  We were very excited to see that all of the trees we planted last fall survived the winter!
Bell pepper
Row of peppers and some okra
Rows of corn and beans
Our blueberry bushes

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lab Quote Friday #13- Three important lessons

I don't think these really count as lab quotes, but these are the things that have made me laugh lately:

#1.  A lesson on the correct use of your common test tube holder
This is how a test tube holder SHOULD be attached to the ring stand
A view from above
This is how NOT to use this equipment
Maybe this view will illustrate the problem more clearly
Do you see it now?  I don't think I need to explain what happens when you tighten a screw into a glass test tube, but here you go

#2.  A lesson on improving your grade- ALWAYS take free points when your professor offers them!

Josh was short on quiz material one day, so he included these 2 questions:
9.  Free question
     a) correct
     b) incorrect
     c) incorrect
     d) incorrect

10.  Free question
     a) correct
     b) incorrect
     c) incorrect
     d) incorrect

TWO students choose "incorrect" on both questions!  One student chose "b" both times, and the other chose "d" both times.  Lucky for them, Josh was feeling generous and gave them the points anyway.  Me?  I would have counted them wrong!

#3.  A lesson in paying attention in class
Josh had a student tell him last week, "I think I've taken this class before."
Keep in mind, we are about 3 weeks from the end of the semester.

Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 Garden, Part 2

Well, we're definitely making progress with the garden set up.  Here's what we accomplished this weekend.
We brought home the last of the mulch and Josh plowed it all with his new toy.

We repositioned the old garden entrance and put up our electric netting.  We just lack a gate now.

A close-up of our electric netting.  This should keep out most of the critters we're concerned about.

Titus enjoying his last opportunity to lay in the garden before he gets kicked out.

I dug the trenches and Josh laid out 5 rows of soaker hoses (some rows got double hoses).
We still need to run the electricity to the fence and build a gate.  Oh yeah- I guess we need to plant something too!  Stay tuned...