Daily Archives: August 2, 2010

Here’s A Tough Quiz

1.  Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2.  What famous North American landmark is constantly moving  backward?

3.  Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.   All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial  vegetables?

4.  What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you  can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the  bottle.  The pear is whole and ripe, and  the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6.  Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’, and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9.  Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’

Answers in comments…don’t peek.


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My Fingers Are Permanently Pruned

Well, the numbers are in and July 2010 was the wettest month EVER  since people around here have been keeping track. I thought it had rained every day except for the last one, but my fellow blogger and neighbor, Joyce, says it didn’t rain on the third. Since it rained 29 days out of 30 in June and 29 out of 31 in July if you haven’t written it down it all merges into one big, soggy mess. Thankfully living up around 2,500 feet above sea level flooding isn’t much of a concern but if you got as much rain as we’ve been getting you might consider that ark-building project you’ve been putting off.

July, up here on the hill, saw 59 inches of rain fall. That’s FIFTY NINE INCHES, folks…one lousy inch less than FIVE FEET in just one month! June and July combined saw nearly eight and a half feet of rain which, for most of you reading this, would mean if you live in a home with standard ceiling height  there’d be water in your attic.

As I’ve said in previous posts the mornings here are usually glorious but when I woke up this morning it was raining and continues an hour and a half later though I see through the east window the sky seems to be lighting up a bit on the other side of the valley. But only a little.

Mary Farmer has detailed all the data complete with graphs at  http://potrerillosarriba.com/pages/archives.html#July

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