Friday, August 21, 2009
On the 20 August Room 4 drove up to the hills with some fantastic parents and a fantastic teacher to plant 500 plants. When we arrived Mr and Mrs Thoroughgood told us about the plants and told us not to touch the fences because they were a electric. We started to walk to where we were to plant the trees. We had to cross a plank of wood to cross the ditch. The farm was so muddy that when we walked to plant the trees Chris got his boot stuck in the mud so Mrs Thoroughgood helped him out. When we finaly got there Sue told us how to plant the trees. It was so muddy in the paddocks that everywhere you went your boot would get stuck in the mud. This is how Sue told us to plant the trees. First you dug your spade into the ground and wiggled it back and forth and did that four times left, right,up and down and dug it out of the ground. Then you would cut the lump of mud into little pieces, place the plant in the hole and pad the mud in. There was about 4 different plants (flax,kiquyou) and some other ones. It took about two hours to plant the trees. At one o'clock we had lunch. The chickens tried to grab the lunch off the plates. One of the chickens jumped onto Chris's lap and it wouldn't hop off. At about two o'clock we had to go back to school. We had a great time at the Thoroughgoods place planting the trees that we had been growing since they were babies.