Tuesday, July 27, 2010

veggies gone wild

It's hard to believe I've been pulling this amount of stuff out of the garden nearly every day for a month.  Each day I go to the garden, just to check how it's doing, and find stuff that needs picking. 

The heat wave that hit us for the past few weeks wrecked havoc and I thought I'd lose just about everything from the blistering heat and sun but these plants just keep coming back, producing like it's going out of style.
That gully washer we got the other day, literally, pulled the pepper plants out by the roots but this morning they look better than ever.

The zucchini on the left is typical and I'm starting to run out of ideas as to what to do with them so some of the girls at work made me an offer I can't refuse.  I supply them with zucchini and they bring me what they made.  Stuff like zucchini bread, zucchini quiche, zucchini sauteed in brown sugar and honey...   Not a bad deal, especially since I don't have to heat up my house cooking all that stuff.

Ok, so the plum trees aren't producing and the pickle tree is almost toast from all that sun and heat, the strawberries are still going strong.  At this rate I might have to add another hanging basket for the runners.

The big mystery is the melon patch.  Some of the watermelons are visible but the cantaloupe and honeydews have so much foliage it's impossible to see what's underneith without stepping on the plants.  It's hard to believe two months ago frost was killing all the plants.
Crazy world, aint it?
Mental note...  Next time I'll use a trellis.

Friday, July 23, 2010

is there a market for these shirts?

I don't know why I find this pic so amusing.

I'd love to know the story behind it.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

jupiter 2-2

This may look like a rather yummy bunt cake but this thing of beauty is the new and improved Jupiter 2 from the previous post.  I'm sticking with Jupiter 2 rather than the suggested name of Jupiter tutu.  The original Jupiter 2 is the space craft the Robinson family motored around the cosmos in to get lost in space.  Jupiter tutu sounds like something a transvestite ballerina might wear.

At any rate, I gave this unit an additional casting to make both sides equal, and then topped it off with a thin layer of clear resin and powdered selenite, making it look like gooey, sugary icing.  The original central core, although perfect for the cascading orb, wasn't the correct density for this unit so I had to create a new one with the same density as the toroid center of the main unit.

The idea is to create an energy field much stronger than ordinary orgonite and many times more potent than the same design without a torus shape.  Add a powered mobius coil and you'll have one serious, kick ass unit.  I included a central core of the same material the inner torus is made of with an embedded DT quartz.  The top orb widens the dispersal pattern, making it possible to feel this succor a good 30 feet away.  There's no exaggeration here.   The horizontal energy this thing put out went through three walls, one with aluminum siding, and still left our skin tingling.  Unknown what it's vertical range is but I'll bet the birds feel it, as well as that airplane that kept circling the house for 2 hrs this afternoon.

Clearly, further testing needs to be done.  In the meantime, I'll sleep on this succor and see what happens on the 4th.