Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hooked On Friday Party

Check out what the others are hooked on here.

This week I have been hooked on scanning paper copies of the lessons, labs and other useful papers for my teaching arsenal into PDFs. Then the PDFs will be used in my blackboard as well as having the papers in 'copy ready' form. (See prior post describing blackboard.) In my district the paper copying is electronically out sourced which means I need a version I can send through cyber space. No more old fashioned c&p for me. Kind of bitter sweet.

Here is the stack so far. It continues to grow larger.

Here is the beastly scanner, printer, copier that I have been canoodling with for my digitizing.

Speaking of growing and since that is not the most entertaining thing to be hooked on I also want to share my tomato plant story. In May-ish we bought a planter box and decided to try to plant some tomato seeds (2 packets - 1 beefeaters, 1 cherry variety). I had "help" planting by way of my three girls so half the box was the packet of one type the other half was the other packet. Those of you who are agriculturally savvy can predict where this is going.

Here is the box and the growth after just a week.

A little crowded, eh? So I try transplanting them into anything I could recycle into a big enough holder. Here you have my "redneck garden". Some I left in the planter but joining it are two milk jugs, Gatorade bottle, butter tub, Sam's club cheese ball vat bottom and two pots I had from other things.

So, what do you think are they going to live to die? What can I do to help?


Beachbrights said...

Talk about scanning...I have a years worth of my son's art work to scan! I scan in all his projects and then "bind" them in a snapfish book. I love having the book but hate scanning all the stuff. Glad to have found your blog, thanks for visiting mine! XOXO

Diane said...

I think they will live! Ours looked just like that and now we have so many tomatoes we don't know what to do with them all. Hope you have a bountiful crop. Diane

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your redneck garden! ;) I bought some seedling tomato plants at Wal-Mart and they have done great!! Tons of little green tomatoes out there right now. :) Thanks for visiting me today!

Bdubba said...

Beachbrights - I am too lazy to scan my girls art so I snap a pic.

Diane - minimally I'd like to savor a couple on a salad. I am really not asking for much but think i might fail miserably at that. Thanks for the encouragement!

Amanda - I birthed these babies from seeds. Now, if only they give me some fruits of my labor. ha ha

Thanks for visiting all!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Give them sun, water, and fertilizer, and watch those babies take off!

Around here, our biggest problem is that as soon as the tomatoes begin to turn red and get interesting, the chipmunks or the deer decide that they are also good --- and have a feast.

Oh well. They have to live, too. Now if I can only keep the critters away from the grapes, I'll be happy!