Embracing Mother Nature with Bonus Mulch Ado About Nothing Cartoon

I dirtied my hands this past weekend, and it felt good. Saturday and Sunday were spent digging in the yard, cutting back dead branches from trees & shrubs, and generally wasting time in an effort to avoid any indoor projects that may require actual skill or thought.

Saturday started off great as I headed out with my radio. I had to turn on the switch for outside power to my pond to listen to my radio, so I got the sounds of running water along with my music, as if I were listening to a concert alongside a babbling brook. I know that my pond doesn’t sound very natural if I have to turn on the power for it. But what if I told you that my pond’s pump is powered by a small wind turbine and solar panel? Pretty cool, right? Well, it’s not. The pump just plugs into a power outlet outside. But the end result still was the sound of running water and some good music, until this happened …

No, my neighbor didn’t propel himself around the neighborhood with his leaf blower. That only happens in Florida, because, well, Floridians. But he did don his jetpack and blow every speck of debris off his lawn while drowning out my music and water sounds.

Fortunately, that didn’t last too long as I puttered and pondered the nature of our very existence.

EDITOR’S WARNING: This idiot is about to wax philosophical. The last Mite Be Funny cartoon was about René Descartes, Cartesian dualism, and of course, dead skin flakes. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Stop reading now. Or, click on through to continue reading at your own risk.

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El Gourdo

I see in Vermont that they have grown a huge zucchini.

I think that’s great. If you read the article and watch the embedded video, you will learn the grower thinks the perfect weather and soil contributed to the enormous size of this gourd. But then it gets a little weird. There is a little extra the grower provides …

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Broccolied

All summer long I was waiting for it. I would approach with anticipation, inspect it carefully, and walk away dejected. My broccoli was just not broccoling. It was certainly growing into a strong, tall plant. There was simply no edible head of broccoli growing anywhere on the plant.

Finally, now that the 2018 calendar has summer in its rear view mirror, my broccoli has decided to develop an edible head.

Broccoli 1

Mmmm, looks delicious, except here’s the problem …

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