The great chicken move

The chickens are 5 weeks old today, and we are moving them outside. We cleared out all of the ivy from the area and cut the tree back. The ground wasn’t level so we dug out some more dirt and pushed it into the corners and around the edges to seal it. We brought the chicks out around mid day.





Gus was very interested in the Birdies’ new location



We decided after realizing it would be near impossible to get the chicks back in their cage that they would probably be just fine out over night. We will need to put a tighter mesh over the run, but as long as the chicks are shut inside the coop they will be perfectly fine.


School is Hard

So much for regular posts. 

There was an article I read not too long ago about how telling people about your goals can actually sap you of the will to complete them by prematurely giving your brain the feeling of accomplishment. Perhaps I shouldn’t have posted about trying to post every day in 2012. 

School has been rough lately. It has sapped my energy so completely. On Tuesday I had two exams, 7 hours apart. Neither of them felt good, but I wont really know how I did until I get them back. My physics teacher today said that it was overall much poorer than she expected (which seems to be how every teacher I have ever had in physics feels about every test… you would think they would be used to it by now). The two questions she went over in class though I did better on than I thought. It’s my calc exam I’m actually worried about. I thought I had it in the bag. I was able to do all of the homework, and vectors just aren’t hard for me, but all of the questions were curve balls and more complex than what we had studied in class and in homework. Since I’ve had him before I also know that he doesn’t give too much partial credit. He does give some… 

The internet in the lounge here at school is finally picking up. When I first got here it was so slow it took almost ten minutes to load a single page. 

Chemistry is going much better. Once again it is my easy class, even with the new information that was not covered in chem 22. It is all pretty straight forward compared to physics. I honestly can’t understand most of the difficulties other’s have with it. The math is relatively simple, and all of the concepts are straight forward. 

I find it interesting that my physics classes have always been taught as if the concepts and math should be easy, and my chem classes have been taught as if they are the hardest thing on the planet, but I have found the opposite to be true. What’s up with that?

Bad at this

Ever since the first day of school I have been horrible at updating, even with the phone app for posting… need to make posting into a habit.

Now I’m in my physics class. No lab today so I will have a large amount of time before my next class.

Before this class I overheard another teacher instructing her students that they have to get used to using twitter for business in order to stay ahead in a science career. I have just added nearly all the science magazines and organizations to my twitter feed as a result.
We shall see how often I actually check them.

I need to get myself another micro USB so I don’t have to worry about battery on my phone at school. 12 hours is a long time for a smart phone.

And now for your viewing pleasure:


Physics class

On that note, Burger King had cheesy tots again, and McDonalds has Cherry Pie. All is right with the world.