Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
We were successful with bringing rain to our area by using our rain sticks (haha). I tried to encouraged the students to come home with me and dance in my husband's cotton fields, but I was declined quickly.
We had a small but enthusiastic group. The kids enjoyed making their rain sticks and seemed to like singing our water saving song at the end of the day.
Permian Basin: http://www.pbuwcd.com/
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
After having the weekend to reflect on my time in Monahans I have decided that I could not be a professional camp counselor. There were times when I wondered if I could walk one more step, or if I could listen to another kid’s ringtone on their phone. However, after hearing the kids talk at the closing ceremonies about how much fun they had and how much they learned, it was all worth it. They students gained knowledge about water conservation and the water industry that they can carry with them forever,and I am so glad that I could be apart of that. We had a fantastic group of kids and I am looking forward to seeing them again next year.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Once we arrived we had a wonderful breakfast at Nancy Christopher’s house. Rick Fowler, a rancher located in Crane, Texas, gave the students a brief presentation on windmills.
After a plentiful lunch at the Coyanosa Community Center, we traveled to Belding Farms Pecan Orchard. Anastacio Alcala and Jimmy Bennet took us on a tour through the pecan orchards and showed us the different types of watering methods they use on their farm. The Belding Orchard produces 10% of the states pecans, and luckily we were able to take hope a small sample of that 10%.
The last stop for the day was the Noble Dairy Farm. We had such a great time learning about their organic dairy farm and their day to day procedures. The ice cream that was provided at the end of the tour was appreciated by the hungry, tired campers.
In closing today’s blog, I have to add a picture of two special guys who helped us out with a little/big problem we had during the hottest time of the day. Thanks to their mechanical skills and my womanly instinct to read the owner’s manual we had that flat fixed in no time!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Gary Bryant : Extension Program Specialist
Whitney Milberger-Laird: TWDB
Paul Weatherby: General Manager, Middle Pecos Groundwater
Billy Kniffen: Texas Agrilife Water Resource Specialist
Group Lap Work
Logan Boswell: CEA-AG, Brewster/ Jeff Davis Co
Project Group Work
Wade Kirkwood, Logan Lair, Alyson McDonald & Abigail Pritchard
Tomorrow we will have a busy day traveling and site seeing. On the agenda is a windmill tour, Pecan Orchard, Balmorhea State Park, Noble Dairy tour and group presentations. I’m getting tired just typing this all out.