Monday, June 6, 2011

Springtime Morel

It's been kind of crazy here lately, lots of end of the school year activties (x3!).  Not to mention the construction of a chicken coop.  We have built (okay, by "we" I mean my husband of course) a nice run and perch addition onto our garden shed, and will continue with a winter proof coop in the fall.  Rosie continues to lay an egg almost every day. 

Emily received a second place trophy today for her entry into the school science project contest, which happened to be an egg drop ( don't worry I'm covering Rosie's ears).  Students were to use their knowledge of acceleration, friction, aerodynamics etc. to come up with a way for an egg to survive a 30 foot drop in the lightest possible "container".  Emily came up with a mylar balloon/ bubble wrap contraption.  I forgot to ask her how many store eggs she went through to arrive at her final design.  Her science teacher, Mr Freud (yes that is his real name, not sure what the implications are), went up on the roof of the tallest building on campus for the drop.   Another student's egg also survived and his delivery system weighed slightly less than Emily's so he won first (even though Emily's balloons said "A+, Number One Teacher":)!

Anyhoo, we found this morel what seems like ages ago now, and it was so beautiful I had to sketch it (before we ate it).   Hopefully you will see some chickens sketches here soon!


The Muse of The Day said...

You are hilarious! You had me chuckling all the way through the post - I miss you!!! It is always a busy time of year when one has kids. I really like your morel mushroom painting, it turned out really well (I enlarged it, huge, on my screen). Please, please, I beg of you ... tell me you don't have morels growing in your yard. I can barely take knowing that you have a "Rosie". Carolina

Melissa P said...

This sketch makes me hungry! I'm looking forward to chicken sketches and chicken stories in the weeks and months ahead.