Have you ever wanted to grow an avocado tree from a pit? You know, like in elementary school when you stick three toothpicks into the pit and rest it on top of a cup of water.
We did it! When grandma and grandpa were here in March they started the pit. It set on the kitchen counter by the sink for a few weeks. I was so tempted to throw it out many times because it looked like nothing was happening. Instead I moved it to the top of the fridge. And it sat for a few more weeks. It had a long root and a tiny green leaf starting to sprout. I planted it and put it in the Laundry room window. Ta da!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Todd has been building a wind turbine to generate electricity. We always seem to have a breeze blowing up here on our hill, but last night there was a strong wind blowing. Todd couldn't resist taking out his blades to see them spin.
It was spinning so fast that we couldn't see the blades. I decided we needed a second picture holding the blades still to show what it really looks like.