Early interesting Cars:
Hortch, 1940, German
Something was said about ‘wet peanuts’ in comments awhile back and I meant to follow up and like MANY things lately, I find I actually just ‘FORGOT.’
Most folks know peanuts grow beneath the soil like potatoes, turnips and carrots. The big difference is when the peanut is harvested it is a very soft and wet thing that must be allowed to dry before much handling.
The old way to harvest was to loosen the soil beneath the plant with a shovel, spade or fork, then lift the plant, shake the dirt loose and turn it over. Years ago the nuts were left on the ground exposed to sun and atsmophere until they dried.
I have only done this a couple times, but I like them even before they are dried.
I have mentioned to Sherry I wanted a bike. Walking is good exercise, but your legs really do not get much of a workout walking. On our walk a day or so ago the neighbor behind us had just rolled two OLD bikes to the curb for the taking or garbage. He said they needed too much work, We talked a minute and I took one.
With a couple hours work everything works and I gave it about a ¼ mile run.
A benefit of being here is we are less than 100 miles from Cape Kennedy. We did get to see part of the launch of the satellite a couple nights ago. Last night we hoped to see the Astronauts launch toward the space station, but it was too cloudy and we only saw bright clouds. They did get up and headed out into space. There was a time I would have liked to go into space. But now I will be happy to follow their trip on the net or TV.
There you have it, Peanuts below ground to Astronauts flying away from earth.