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!