Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Real viking ships

As we studied in our history book about the time the vikings sailed the seas, we made a project of our very own 'real' viking ships!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Update on the onion business

Here comes the update on our "onion business". Within a matter of a few days, by daily changing the water of the onion and putting it for some sunlight, Hafsa's onion had grown to a wonderfully amazing size, as you can see in the pictures below. The little dish of water was full of strong roots. On the other hand, Uzair's onion, which we planted in soil, did not strive so well at all and... eventually died... Our guess is that the soil we planted it in was poor in nutrients, so the onion could not get enough strenth from it, even though we watered it every day.

Hafsa "harvested" her green onions and cut them all by herself for a salad (along with other yummy veggies), which she proudly presented for Abba at dinner time.

However, the onion story does not end here. After cutting off the green onions, we still left Hafsa's onion in the same water over night. And guess what happened? By next morning, to our great surprise, it had grown half an inch again! So we kept it in water for some more time and witnessed the wonders of Allah - the green onion just kept on growing. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Onion 'business'

When Abba brought vegetables from the market this Sunday, we found in the batch of onions two heads with ‘green hair’ sprouting out on top. We realized it’s that time of the year again, when we can try to grow our own green onions. We cut off two bottoms of plastic bottles, poured in a little water (about 1,5 cm) and put our onions inside. Within a couple days, the green ‘hair’ stretched longer and some beautiful white roots appeared on the bottoms of our onions. Then, Uzair got a new idea – he wanted to plant his onion in soil, which is what we did. We got a pot, made the soil soft, watered it, dig a hole in the middle, placed onion inside with roots down and gently covered it with soil. Now, please, make Dua together with us that Uzair’s onion grows and multiplies into a good harvest. :) We’ll keep you updated about it, insha’Allah.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pakistan Air Force museum

We had a really great visit to Pakistan Air Force museum with our friends from Bookworms Book Club! So many planes to see, so much space to run and even rides to enjoy! All the photos from our trip you can see here.