Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tempting Fruit

The peaches are here!


I had no idea what a real peach tasted like until I ate a warm one right off the tree. Words can't describe how good they are. A properly ripe peach is so juicy you almost need a straw. And the taste is so perfect you have to conclude the peaches they sell at the grocery store are just rocks painted to appear as such.

I wish I could give everyone a nice, tasty peach, but alas, I can only torment you with these pics from my back yard.





Peaches and cream... mmmmmm!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Farm Report III



I think I planted the corn too early, warmer weather probably would have helped it grow taller, it's only about four feet high. But it is making some ears, there may be hope. I've had to prop the stalks up several times. We get these huge rains that last for 20 minutes and leave everything flattened.

The squash in between the corn is doing better. This was squash no.1:





And in the backyard, the beans are coming in:



Still scheduled to appear... peaches, broccoli, tomatoes, cantalope, watermelon, and butternut squash

Monday, June 04, 2007

Damned by Remote Control



I'm not saying that planting "improvised explosive devices" and throwing hand grenades in battle are good or promising things for a 15-year-old to be doing, but when did those become "war crimes"?

Part of the argument seems to be that he converted a landmine into an IED, adding the element of remote control. And yet we in America seem to be quite proud of how we can convert our "dumb" bombs that fall any which way into "smart" bombs that are guided by, yes, remote control to their target.

It's like we're racing to make this the most short-sighted and self-righteous nation on earth. Slow down, everybody. We've won that one.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Someone oughta tell her...



... that her dog is dead.

These pics are from shorpy.com, an engaging collection of old photographs.



Mostly in glorious black and white, of course, but a surprising number of color pics that look as fresh as if they were taken yesterday. Pretty impressive stuff, that Kodachrome!