Monday, April 25, 2011

4H Rifle

In my 4-h group I do rifle.

april 2011 rifle eggs 007

This is at the county rifle competition, we were getting targets

april 2011 rifle eggs 009 This is my friend Brendan (on my rifle team) and me

I shoot a 22. I think I am one of the youngest shooters. I am not a major marksman but I do okay. I shot in the competition. I did not score high, if  you were wondering, but I had fun and that’s all that matters.  Maybe, I will do better next year.

In rifle we shoot a cartridge of 40. our targets look like this

rifle target

The two in the center we shoot 5 rounds in too and one round into each one on the  outside. it is important to:

1.shoot AFTER a breath 

2.squeeze trigger correctly

3.take your time

4.wear ear and eye protection


Monday, April 18, 2011

garden wildlife & produce

A few months ago we started our garden. We have beets, lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, beans, potatoes, and berry bushes. We put our potatoes in sulfur to keep the gophers away. We have lady bugs everywhere. We also have a ton of butterflies. Monarchs, painted ladies, tiger swallowtails, and a lot more .


sugar snap peas

butterfly on branch 2

(these pictures were taken by  my mom)