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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This week in pictures



This morning I woke up with a headache and a stiff neck, so I decided not to write a long blog post , just post pictures taken today,  then take a nap.  However I do have 1 pearl of wisdom;......................................... " never pet a burning dog" 

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Lucky"

When I was growing up in Iowa we spent plenty of time on farms. I guess our culture was that of Country people ,   we knew  finding a horse shoe was good luck .  Now a day's  our culture is more urban in nature and  kid's wouldn't know a horse shoe  if they sat on one , let alone that it was good luck.  (And  having a rabbit foot key chain today might get you 36 months in prison for animal abuse)  .   Calder Race Course ( a local horse track)  mucks/cleans the horse stalls and ships the refuse to local farms  to help farmers build soil, every year I get 500 cu yards  and  in the I find dozens of horse  shoes .  
Cultural views of luck vary from perceiving luck as a matter of random chance to attributing to luck explanations of faith or superstition. For example, the Romans believed in the embodiment of luck as the goddess Fortuna,[1] while the philosopher Daniel Dennett believes that "luck is mere luck" rather than a property of a person or thing.[2]
Lucky symbols are popular worldwide and take many forms.         The only thing  I believe is that the harder I work the "Luckier" I get. and the key to happiness is being grateful .( and that ain't no  horse shit)
The truck from Calder Race Track, a 65 ft. truck that dumps 100 cu yards of stable refuse , (thats a lot of  Sh**)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spirtual Growth



  

John" stayed at a guest house and microwaved the soil several times , to kill any harmful bacteria that might contaminate the United States of America

 
A friend or relative of mine just returned from Jerusalem, Israel. This person we will call by the Synonym "John" , because "John" brought me back what Israeli Customs and the Dept. of Homeland Security might call Contraband ! When I heard "John" was traveling to Israel I responded my usual " get me a Tshirt" . The next day I thought why not e-mail "John" and ask for soil samples from The Holy Land to add to my garden soil ? The result was "John" brought me back soil samples from Garden Tomb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Tomb and The Western Wall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Wall#.22Al_Buraq_.28Wailing_Wall.29_Rd.22_sign , So next time you visit me at the Farmers Market to buy salad you might also experience  some Spiritual Growth :)
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Weather Event

I'm fascinated by South Florida Weather events, Such as Frosts, Freezes, Tropical Storms and Hurricanes . All of the Hurricanes and Tropical storms I've been through are different, as if they have a personality. The same can be said for Frosts and Freezes. What they both have in common is South Florida is only at risk for a few hours a year. Tuesday night all of Florida was under a Freeze Warning , here in South Florida we were well on our way to crop damage . I covered the Garden at Work and arrived home at 11pm, a quick check of the temperature said 35 degrees , I looked out side and it was frosting hard !! I quickly grabbed blankets and quilts and covered the most sensitive plants . I finished and checked the temps again at 11:30 it was 37 degrees !! It's very unusual for the temp's to rise on a cold , clear and calm night. I slept a few hours and checked the temp's at 5 am it was 40 degrees . This weather event was very odd, Thankfully  South Florida was spared the freeze and left with only patchy frost ..
This picture was taken around 7 am , patchy frost around the pump
Lettuces were all frosted at 11pm,   they thaw out slowly in the sunrise with no damage

Monday, January 2, 2012

It's like that

For the last 9 years I put in my second row of irrigation sprinklers on on New Years Day. It has no Religious or Cultural meaning or significance . I'm very busy this time of year and I'm off New Years Day ..I suppose it has become a tradition , I listen to football on my ancient "Walkman" and glue irrigation pipes.... It's like that
Waste not , Want not......  when your shoes wear out use PVC pipe glue and electrical tape