Thursday, June 10, 2010
Boy Scouts at Gettysburg
This picture was taken at the Gettysburg Battlefield at The Great Reunion in 1913. This was the 50th anniversary of the battle. At this point, there were many veterans of the battle still alive, and many attended the reunion. There was a big Boy Scout jamboree at the reunion as well. In this picture, a group of scouts are playing a blanket toss game.
Mathan made a real good point in the comments yesterday about the types of toys we buy our kids. He reminded us of the importance of toys like erector sets, tinker toys, Lincoln logs, chemistry sets and so forth. I could not agree more. My favorite toys as a child were toys where you built stuff that did things. These toys helped build a life long interest in engineering in me. When our daughter was growing up, we were always careful to buy toys that would stimulate this kind of learning.
I feel I made some progress on the greenhouse project yesterday. I contacted someone to build the caliche pad for the greenhouse. The guy says he will be able to do it next week. I will post some pictures as things progress. I also got one of the hydroponic units put together. Since the greenhouse is not built, I put it out on the screened in porch. I dont know if there is enough light there for plants to do well, but I will try some just to get some learning done as the greenhouse is constructed.