Friday, September 23, 2011

A Varied Day, a Varied Life

I love my life. It's pretty weird. But I love it.

Today, with my nieces, I made an edible human cell out of jello (jello was the cytoplasm... various larger and smaller candies represented Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosomes, Lysosomes, DNA, RNA, Centrioles, the Nucleus, Golgi Bodies, etc.).

Then we made plaster of paris plaques to carve Egyptian cave drawings into.

Then I went for a four-wheeler ride with my husband at the farm and talked to the harobed driver (more about harobeds next week).

Now I'm reading about making summer sausage, salami, and pepperoni from the leftover ground beef in our freezer from last year's cow.

Now that's something to get excited about on a Friday night.


The_Extremely_Bearish_Bear said...

Not for publication:

I think it's "harrowbed"  or "harrow-bed".  I couldn't find it in the online dictionaries (Merriam Webster wanted me to sign up for their free trial in order to access their definition of "harrow plow"), but that's how it's spelled on most sites when you google it.

The_Extremely_Bearish_Bear said...

ER....and while I'm at it -- do forgive me -- it says "harobed drive" instead of "driver".

The_Extremely_Bearish_Bear said...

OOOPS!  I just googled your spelling, and it came up that way too.  I couldn't find either spelling in the online dictionary, oddly ( was down).  Anyway, sorry for the unwarranted correction. 

I had totally forgotten about the existence of Golgi bodies, by the way.  This new curriculum sounds like it'll be great for Christina.  She is a hands-on learner if there ever was one.

Emily B said...

Did you take a picture of this edible cell?  I would love to see that!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Yes! We did! Unfortunately, I can't find the memory card :(. But when I do, I will!

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