Friday, May 28, 2010

Ye Ol' Garden

May 28th and we have been eating from our garden a few weeks. It has not been unusual for me to plant the garden after May. Because one does not harvest before he plants, I have never had May crops before. Spring gardening has been fun and I hope I never go back to planting in June. The blackberry (not BlackBerry) hedge is blooming.

We have been eating the lettuce and trying to give it away. We have made a couple salads for church.

My wife like broccoli but I have never been successful at growing it. Maybe it was the late planting cycles. They seem to like the cool spring.

We have peaches starting to form. Our peaches are usually best in a pie and not great slicing peaches. I'm looking forward to cinnamon peach cobbler.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Only in Saudi Arabia

Disclaimer: Please don't say I encouraged you in any way to try this.

When I was in Saudi by in the early 90's the roads were slick. Months of super hot weather with no rain, combined with cars that did not have the best emissions standards made for slick residue build up. This video shows the normal surface, but watch out if it rains. The oil build up makes for a crazy slick surface, at least for the first few minutes of the rain.

Oh yeah, I advise you turn down the sound so as to not get annoying wind noises.

Hat Tip: Michael Totten