Clear skies and 8Ã‚Â° F here this morning. My only gardening activities lately have been in going through some of the seed I saved and cleaning it up and bagging it. I should do a bit of germination testing I suppose.
I agree, and have for a l-o-n-g time. Believe it or not, it's our measurement system that keeps our students behind their age-peers in other countries. Our kids spend two or three years in math and science class learning unit conversions, the "equivalent" between common units and metric units, etc. (Yes, I taught these math lessons....)digitS' wrote:When are we gonna join the rest of the world with a thermometer that makes some sense?
near 49 degrees North Celsius
Our system makes total sense to me, until some nut throws in some metric junk and wants to make a conversion. Everyone knows that water freezes at 32 degrees F. It always has and always will. Sheeeesh!When are we gonna join the rest of the world with a thermometer that makes some sense?
BS ......... HxLxW = volume. A unit of volume weighs x (fact). Multiply four numbers and presto, you have your answer. What is your problem any way???Yup. Two or three YEARS of school, just to answer the "capacity" question, leaving very little for those essential higher concepts.
There are pine trees and Doug Fir on the more shady sides of these mountains. The sunny sides get mostly sagebrush and some Junipers. Lots of Mountain Maple in some of the hollows.Similar snow-covered country around here, James. However, it looks like you could use a few evergreens there on the distant hills Wink .