Monday, September 3, 2007

Strung Out

A puppet ... a marionette ... a doll .... an animated figurine. It is a duck. It is a Christian Duck because its every move is based on the cross, as if it were tied to the cross. Some think the duck has hang-ups. You can look at the calendar duck, even though it is undressed. The only time you see ducks with dressing is at the dinner table - Thanksgiving for example.
I dug up my potatoes today. I only planted two potatoes. Actually I was trying to grow a rose from a cutting. Sometimes it is possible to propagate roses from clippings by poking a hole in a potato and sticking a rose clipping in the hole, then planting the potato. After a whole summer and no new roses, it turns out I have about 5 pounds of potatoes. This is one of those "You can't lose" deals. If everything goes right, you get roses. If not, you get spuds. Rose hips have vitamin C. Potatoes don't have vitamin C. Rose hips don't make good fries, chips, or hash browns.
The price of propane is about to go up. I am about to have my propane tank filled for the coming winter. Somehow, the price always rises just before I do that. I don't know what the "pro" in propane is about. Is it like professional pane or is it the opposite of antipane? A friend had a Grandma Payne. Maybe it is about airplanes? Instead of pilots being insane, perhaps they are prop-ane. Then again, with computers, to pan is to scroll. The "e" is a symbol for Explorer. Maybe pro-pan-e simply refers to being in favor of scrolling through things with Internet Explorer.
But I cut the grass and discovered an old deep freezer. Inside the deep freezer I discovered parts for whirligig ducks. I am guessing I put those parts in that refrigerator. What to do next?
I am thinking about retiring for the evening and doing something else tomorrow.
Quack, Quack!




5 comments:

GEWELS said...

how long has it been since you've cut your grass that there was a freezer hidden in it? I take it you don't cut too often.

I'm going to try that with the potato- it's a bonus- you win either way!!

Head Duck Wrangler said...

Somebody has to be the balancing force to Dave Mows Grass. Hard to believe some folks believe in clear-cutting. A bunch of them Greenpeacers and Sierra Clubbers are against deforestation but think folks should mow their grass.
Hard to figure.
The way you know when the potatoes are "ripe" is when the vine dies its natural death.

Dave Mows Grass said...

I guess you're right. I'd take potatoes over roses any day. But if I did get roses instead, I could give them to my wife who likes roses and she would show her gratitude by giving my some roses from Wal-Mart. I'm a winner either way!

Hey Rod! I think you don't fully understand just how lousy the properties I mow really are. I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel here. The other day, EYE was mowing and EYE found a refridgerator, too, but it did not have duck parts in it. It had HUMAN PARTS! I don't think I'll mow that place again.

Head Duck Warngler said...

Yikes!!! Crikey!!!
Fowl play???
Or did somebody just duck in to take a snooze and run out of Oxygen?
Maybe refrigerators are sort of a modern day mausoleum?
Or am I taking tis too seriously.... Human Body Parts ... somebody trims their fingernails and has been storing the trimmings? A refrigerator full of fingernail clippings?
The earth is full of corpses. It makes the grass grow. Don't quit mowing grass somwhere just because some body surprises you.
Quack, Quack!

Dave Mows Grass said...

Grass
Carl Sandburg


Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work---
I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?

I am the grass.
Let me work.