This week started with a pretty good rain storm. We ended up getting around .7 inches of rain. That is a pretty good amount at once in the desert. The rain doesn’t soak in well here so we had quite a bit of standing water.Continue reading “This Week on the Homestead. 12/08/2019 – 12/15/2019”
Today while I was feeding the chickens, I noticed that we had a pomegranate split while on the tree. That is usually how I know they are ripe enough to pick.
I had a lot going on today, but I was able to quickly run out and pick them all.
We ended up with 56 pomegranates this year. I believe we had around 20 last year.
Many of them are quite large. I had my nine year old hold a couple near his head to see the size of them.
We have already juiced some of them to use in baking. We are going to make white cupcakes with pomegranate Buttercream frosting and chocolate Bundt cake with pomegranate juice in it.
Pomegranates are very messy when being juiced, and now parts of our kitchen looks like someone has been bleeding there.
We will try to get some cupcake pictures posted later.
I have fallen behind, and this is from Friday’s work.
On this day they used two of the small pots they made earlier. One of the little pots had 12 of the sprouted seeds put in it. This is to show the effects of overcrowding plants.
Another mini pot had 2 sprouted seeds put into it.
So far this has been an interesting experiment. I think it goes over many of the things that people do wrong when planting seeds. Ranging from overcrowding to water issues.
This is the third post about two of my children’s school science activity. They are growing radish seeds in a variety of conditions to see what happens. This is from Tops Learning Systems.
On day 3 they started an experiment to see how seeds grow with and without light. They put a seeds on a damp paper towel in a clear covered cup. One of the cups has been completely wrapped in foil.
The seeds will be in these cups untouched for 17 days. After which, the boys will see how these conditions affect the growth of the seeds.