I hope you know how much I love you guys, because this post has been an absolute NIGHTMARE to get finished. I won’t bore you with the sob story (and I use that term quite literally–it reduced me to tears at one point…), but let’s just say that miracles happen and I just experienced one. I came thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis close to losing everything on this blog and having to start from scratch, but prayer works and everything is still here. *phew*
LOOK! Pictures! Enjoy.
Yet another rainy field trip taking soil samples near Milfield. We were looking at the effect of waterlogging, and we had plenty of evidence when we sampled a field under 6 inches of standing water!
This is one of my favorite places in Newcastle, and since it’s on my way to and from campus, I stop to enjoy it almost daily. I have taken a bunch of pictures and figured it was time one finally made its way into the weekly roundup.
While our field trips have been rather soggy lately, Newcastle has stayed pretty dry. We got some rain on Monday, though, and I loved how the fall leaves looked on the wet roads and “pavements” (their word for sidewalks).
If I thought Newcastle couldn’t possibly get more romantic, it was only because I hadn’t seen the leaves changing yet. My goodness, I love fall…
I signed up for a trial “box scheme” from a local-ish organic farmer. I got a bag of fruit and a bag of veg. These pears were delicious!
This is how you take notes like a boss.
We took a field trip to Nafferton on Saturday for an extra lecture about the history of Organic Farming. I learned A TON OF AMAZING THINGS, which I’m sure will end up on the blog at some point. Then we went a little further out to look at how agriculture changes from the lowlands to the highlands. We saw Hadrian’s Wall, too! There will be a post about this whole trip soon, because as you can see, the weather was gorgeous and I was actually able to take some pictures! Woohoo!