Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Cathy and Misters

Happy Birthday Cathy!
Happy Birthday soon to the Mister's of TT and Erin.

Hope everyone is celebrating well.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tropical Agriculture workshop

I just realized today I should have posted to the knitting group (many of whom are into plants) that I attended a tropical agriculture workshop in Florida a couple weeks ago. It was so cool. The place is called ECHO and they do the research on what works best so that the people working in developing countries can apply the techniques rather than trying to figure it out themselves through trial and error. It's making me a better home gardener too! Here's the post on my blog.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Giving up on push reel

After 8 years in my house I'm giving up on my push reel mower. I'm just not strong enough and still have to be careful with my computer-induced tendonitous. It just wasn't a good match. I put off mowing plus like the grass long and then it gets to be too much for the reel mower. So I'd end up weed-wacking the whole thing. Only my front yard. The dogs did in the back yard, but there are patches of jungle back there. I'll post a picture! Anyone have suggestions for gas powered mowers?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Birthday knitting moms!

Happy Birthday Sparkling Squirrel and Flamboyant Tallness!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Slimy Petals

On the 101 final, I ask for examples of defenses of the eaten ("physical defense in animal" "chemical defense in plant" and so forth) and a specific organism that displays that adapation. "Plants" "leaves" and "some trees" are all specific examples of plants.
One chemical defense of a plant is to squirt ink at attackers. Corals do this. Another is to have slimy petals. Mushrooms are the specific example of plants that has slimey petals.
I've also learned that arctic ermine can use their speed and superior fighting skills to take down polar bears. And we can help global warming by car pulling and food decreasion by not littering.
I actually am a good teacher, I swear.