Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oak Grove & Girls Scouts

Two days ago, I had the opportunity to visit with the 4th & 5th grade students at Oak Grove Elementary in Brownfield. I talked to the 14 classes about the South Plains UWCD Calendar Art Contest. By the time I had finished giving the same presentation 14 times I was a little tired of hearing myself talk. However, I did finish every presentation with our deal or no deal water wise game, and I never got tired of playing that with the students! The girls and boys at Oak Grove were great and I can’t wait to see what pictures they draw for our contest!
I finished the day with a visit to the Brownfield Girl Scouts.

Some of the girls are home schooled, so one of the parents asked if I would come and speak to them about our calendar contest. The girls were full of energy and willing to help me with anything I needed!

I even had my own little case opener!

I asked them if I could take their picture for the blog and told them to pose very serious…..this was the 3rd picture we took because they wouldn’t stop giggling :)

Then I told them to do something silly……..

Thanks Brownfield Girl Scouts for making me smile…

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 Water Wise Workshop

The 2010 South Plains UWCD Water Wise Landscape Workshop was this past weekend at the First Christian Church in Brownfield. Door prizes were given out to those in attendance. Door prizes included a rain barrel, and plants donated by Little Red Riding Hood nursery in Brownfield.

Our guest speakers for the day were Janette Scott, a certified Master Gardner in Lubbock.
Randall Marriot, licensed irrigator and owner of irrigation dynamics in Lubbock.

Gary Bryant, Agrilife Extension specialist for water programs in Fort Stockton.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Water Wise Landscape Workshop

The South Plains UWCD will be hosting a Water Wise Landscape Workshop in Brownfield this Saturday. We hope to see you there....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Texas Groundwater-Your Future Conference

For more information, visit the Permian Basin UWCD website at

Friday, April 9, 2010

Meadow & Wellman Union School Visits

It is finally time for our cooperative to start visiting our 4th & 5th graders for our South Plains & Sandy Land UWCD Calendar Art Contest. I enjoy spending time with the students and teaching them about the importance of water conservation.

This week I was able to visit Burleson Elementary in Meadow & Wellman Union Elementary. I talked to the students about how they could conserve water inside and outside their homes and we played a water conservation version of deal or no deal. We then discussed the UWCD Calendar Art Contest and when I told them that they could win $25 or $50, their eyes began to light up.

Below are a few pictures from the Wellman Union group this morning. I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the Meadow students due to a dead camera battery. But I do have a very cute story from my visit at Burleson Elementary.

One of my helpers kept asking me what they were going to win if they won the deal or no deal game. I would say “a pat on the back” or “you will just be the winner.” Obviously this wasn’t good enough for him so he said he had a GREAT idea of what they could win. He said his team could win my husband’s tractor because he has the best tractors around this area. He went on to tell his classmates how awesome my husband’s tractor is and how it would be the best prize. Trying not to burst into laughter, I told him I would talk things over with my farmer to see if we could fulfill his wish. Luckily, his team did not win but oh how I loved his imagination. My farmer does not have the best tractor around but I wasn’t about to tell this little guy otherwise.

My Score Keeper.

My little Vanna White's
Getting ready to answer a question.