Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mystery Marks

There are mystery birds, and mystery fish, and mystery skulls, and today I present mystery marks for you to identify: What made the marks on the hindquarters of this horse? Bonus points if you also identify the breed of horse.

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Yes, We Can Have Bananas!

On the whole, I’m a fan of Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, in which she documents her family’s experiment with a year-long local, seasonal diet. However, I disagree with her about bananas, which she portrays as a Fruit with … Continue reading

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Suburban Garden: Inflatable Rattlesnake

It’s as hot as a defective MacBook battery here, and about as pleasant as residing in a camel’s rectum. Not that I have ever lived in a camel’s rectum, but I imagine that it’s pretty fetid and sweltering. And windy … Continue reading

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