Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Homework you can eat!

Like Liz, I'm racing towards the finish line for this school semester. Except she gets to graduate and be done and I don't.

With 1 week to go before finals, we were given a nutrition assignment. A mandatory competition, actually. Each clinical group pulled a slip of paper from a cup, and on it was the name of a diet that might be ordered for patients in the hospital. Our goal was to make a PowerPoint presentation, a tri-fold brochure, a stand-up information board, and a table display with a tray of food for our diet. We got the High-Fiber diet.

My contribution, other than research, was a vegetable arrangement in a vase provided by one of the other girls in the group. This is what I came up with.

Fear not, I did tuck the errant lettuce leaf back into the vase! Stud Muffin removed 2 half shelves from the fridge so this whole thing could spend the night staying cool. Tomorrow I will belt it into the front seat of my car and head for school. I hope we win. It will make being tested on the content of everyone's presentation come Friday all worth while. Plus, I get to bring it home and eat it when I'm done!

The garden continues to improve. This is going to be a good year for fruit! Baby strawberries forming.

"Puzzy" peaches on the trees. I have sprayed with sulfur to try and cure the brown rot that plagued them last year. I want to actually eat a peach from these trees this year!

There will be apples and pears too.

I planted some of the vining plants out behind the orchard. The soil there is mostly clay, but I added some composted manure, and am hoping for the best. That is, if the deer don't eat the plants.

All-in-all, things are starting to look pretty good!


Celticspirit said...

I love your presentation. Now your hubby is going to expect an elegant presentation every time he sits down at the table even if you are cooking banquet tv dinners. ;) haha

Your garden looks great, especially the strawberries. Yumm.

barefoot gardener said...

Beautiful, darlin'! I am so jealous that you live in a place warm enough that you can have peaches. I mean, really, what is better than a peach pie???

Keep up the good work, girl!

Liz said...

That is so freakin cool!!!!!!! I'm very very impressed :) Good job mommy!

Anonymous said...

MIL here------I agree with Lilly (Liz)---really cool--you should win!!!!!!!

joan murray said...

Holy moly woman,
how much raised bed garden do you have??? wow. (green with envy).

Lisa said...

Barb ~ All I can say is...Ha! These days, he's lucky to get a hot meal. We eat a lot of peanut butter around here!

Sara ~ I can't believe I have so many peaches starting Please let me have some (all) without rot!

Liz and MIL ~ Thanks! It was nice to do something creative instead of cramming on the text or writing papers! Besides, playing with your food is fun!

Joan ~ Welcome! I have six beds, 4 x 16 feet and it still isn't enough!! What I need are some chickens for good manure and compost!! Not likely to get any soon, though.

Cheryl said...

We didn't get to do fun things like that when I was in school...Way to go and I bet you win...I see "MY" strawberries are coming along nicely...


MarmiteToasty said...

my goodness that is the most amazing arrangement I have ever seen, and I had to look twice to believe it..... truely amazing.... and your fruit is gonna be great this year..... dam girl, I wish I was there :)