Saturday, February 27, 2016

Grow Room Update & Winter Sowing in the Hoop House

A look at things in the grow room and some winter sowing in the unheated hoop house.

Check out Nora's and Brian's Allotment channel :

and Patrick at the One Yard Revolution :

Friday, February 26, 2016

Messi's heartwarming gesture: mini fan recieves signed shirt, Afghanistan

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi received signed Barcelona and Argentina shirts from soccer star Lionel Messi, after the Afghan boy was pictured wearing a homemade Argentina shirt made from a plastic bag with a No. 10 on the back.

Murtaza posed for photographs in Kabul on Friday (26 FEB. 2016) wearing the shirts and playing with a signed football which also sent by Messi. The gifts were delivered by UNICEF.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Airplane technology: Detachable cabins, Mach 24 and crazy patents - futu...

1. The French airplane maker has released patented design concepts for detachable cabins that would cut down immobilization time for both airplanes and passengers.

2. The design alternates the cabin seats between facing forward and facing backwards, so you can stare at your neighbors without turning your head.

3. French airplane maker Airbus has filed patents in Europe and the United States for split-level seating passenger configurations — an idea which has been likened to stacking passengers like blocks.

4. Charles Bombardier has released another aircraft concept that is expected to be capable of traveling from London to New York in 11 minutes.

5. Boeing officially launched the latest model of its 777 jets at the Dubai Airshow in mid-November, 2013. With a 71.1-m wingspan, the Boeing 777X is the largest twin-engine jet in the world. Its long, tapered wings are designed to make flying more efficient.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Walk in the Snow

Short little slideshow taken while out hiking in the snow. A sneak peak at my Bobwhite Quail in the last three photos.

Man urinates on passenger aboard Air Mediterranee flight and is tackled ...

As John Cleese would say now for something completely different.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Some 2016 Garden Plans

A look and discussion of a few of the things that I hope to grow in the garden this year. The full list is below:

1. Espelette Peppers
2. Thai Chillies
3. Mini Yellow Bell Peppers
4. Lipstick Peppers (Seed from Kevin Bradley)
5. Jimmy Nardello Peppers (Seed from Kevin Bradley)
6. Lemon Trees from seed
7. Lemon Tree
8. Rosemary
9. Venice Mix Morning Glory
10. Beet Collection
11. Gypsy Broccoli
12. Caraflex Cabbage
13. Red Hawk Cabbage
14. Veronica Cauliflower
15. Brilliant Celeriac
16. Shikou Eggplant
17. Elegance Zucchini
18. Waltham Butternut Squash
19. Hokkaido Squash
20. Burpee's Rhubarb Chard
21. White Satin Carrots
22. Lettuce Salanova Green Incised
23. Lettuce Salanova Oakleaf
24. Hakurei Turnip
25. North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash
26. Crown Pea
27. Oka Mellon
28. Black Locust Tree
29. Mixed Hollyhocks
30. Early Thorogreen Lima Beans
31. Asparagus Beans
32. Deadon Cabbage
33. Siletz Tomato
34. Blend of short sunflowers
35. Green Globe Basil
36. Double Hollyhocks
37. Bay Laurel – Plant from Richters
38. Double Chamomile – Plant from Richters
39. English Chamomile – Plant from Richters
40. Hollyhock (2) – Plant from Richters
41. Black Hollyhock (2) – Plant from Richters
42. French Tarragon – Plant from Richters
43. Gojiberry (2) – Plant from Richters
44. Spanish Onion Sets
45. Multiplier or Potato Onion Sets
46. French Shallots Sets
47. Linzer Delikatess Potatoes
48. Nicola Potatoes
49. Roko Potatoes
50. Pacific Russet Potatoes
51. Cara Potatoes