Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Earthworms and rain...

I have had an incredibly busy two weeks since I last blogged. Have been going out to do some fieldwork for the first time in my life and it was rather.. interesting. We have to collect earthworms, millipedes and snails! I thought it would be rather easy to collect but no, firstly you have to dig around in the ground which is really very hard, secondly, you have to try to collect them without hurting them (which is difficult) and thirdly, earthworms are really, really fast! The ones we always had in Bloem was small but these ones! I caught one today that was 50 cm long and 3 cm wide, did not know they got that big. But its still all good fun, its nice to get out of the laboratory.

It constantly rains here in Pietermaritzburg and today I got properly caught in the rain. Its nice to ride a scooter in the rain when its a misty rain but the moment it gets heavier.. :) I slipped on my home from work and had to use all my strength to keep the scooter from falling down. Just because someone behind me was riding on my butt the entire time and I had to go faster.

I am going to Bloemfontein on Friday! A whole weekend there and then a week at the Sterkfontein dam. And I am also having a braai on Saturday for all my friends just to get to see them all at once. :) The last time I was in Bloem was with my Grandma's funeral in September. I miss her so much, never got to say goodbye. She was 90 years old and she passed peacefully in her sleep. I wish I can go like that one day..

Well, nothing else really happened to me in the last two weeks, lets hope the next two are a little more eventful!

1 comment:

Tails said...

50cm long and 3cm wide???!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK *runs for the hills*