Archive for March, 2010

Earth Hour is 8:30 pm Saturday

Tomorrow we will be turning off our lights and laptops to take part in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour. Earth Hour asks individuals, businesses, government leaders and others to turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour as a statement of collective concern about climate change. So wherever you are, power-off at 8:30 pm on Saturday March 27. To get a better sense of the magnitude of this global effort, watch the WWF’s video about Earth Hour: www.myearthhour.org/news/media.

Milk, cookies and Lego

The latest Lego catalog arrived today. Peabody read about the new Prince of Persia sets based on the movie based on the video-game. He wasn’t very impressed. I’m still appalled at the “flesh” colored skin of the licensed characters. I like my minifigs yellow. Peabody has his eye on the Mindstorm NXT 2.0 robot.

Ladybug eggs

Peabody found some ladybug eggs in the backyard by the bamboo and wild rose bush. He’s put them in a jar, waiting for them to hatch.

Ferisher in our garden

We spent the first weekend of Spring cleaning up the yard and getting our vegetable garden in order. While turning the soil we found a toy native American. The lead chief is missing his legs, but has much of his bright orange paint. He is our Ferisher, one of the fairy Indians from Michael Chabon’s Summerland. After finishing the Hobbit we started reading Summerland to get us ready for baseball season.