Thursday, April 29, 2010

Playing chicken

These little peepers are in their little playpen now. They still have to do a little growing up before they can play outside. Dave (the chick magnet) is keeping them in his house until they are ready for the fortress (see posting below).

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chicken fortress

This is the start of the summer home for Dave's new chickens.
Last year he lost his birds to a fox. This year the accommodations are being built more like fort knox.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Robot Team Compettition Wrap up

Our team did very well for a first shot at this whole robot team. In the course of three exhausting days we had our ups and downs. On Thursday we missed our practices while trying to get our lifting arm working. Despite valiant efforts, we had scrap the arm idea. So Thursday ended up kinda down. Then on Friday we finally got out on the field and after dealing with slipping sprockets we did well. We played great defense with our bot and we flipped a few other robots. We ended up in 4th place by Friday evening and then got the Rookie Inspiration Award. Friday night we were floating on air! So we were scouting hard on Saturday just in case we had to pick teams for the finals. Then our last two matches ended up not going so well. On the last one we lost radio signal for some reason. We ended up in 17th p lace. (Still not bad for a first shot.) While we were still hoping to get into the final 24 teams for the final we ended up getting passed by. The finals were still fun to watch, though, and on another level we are very relieved to not have to worry about going to Atlanta this year.
Time to get a jump on next year!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Early spring

By the end of march frogs are already singing. Flowers popping up and
buds turning green. I hope it doesn't backfire on us.