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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Strawberry Fields Forever


Wow, what a beautiful day.  Spent a good portion of it outside working on the garden and definitely should have considered sunscreen.

While cleaning up the beds, I transplant a few crowded plants, divide others, and transplant strawberries to their own raised bed.  Since we joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) which will provide weekly shares of fruits and vegetables, we can give up one of the raised beds to the berries.

Once my knees and back had enough of a work out in the gardens, I went for a quick run under the cover of a few passing clouds.

This day in history “The RMS Titanic, billed as unsinkable, sinks into the icy waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage, killing 1,517 people.
The United Kingdom's White Star Line built the Titanic to be the most luxurious cruise ship in the world. It was nearly 900 feet long and more than 100 feet high. The Titanic could reach speeds of 30 knots and was thought to be the world's fastest ship. With its individualized watertight compartments, it was seen as virtually unsinkable.
On its first voyage, from Southampton, England, to New York with stops in Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, the Titanic was carrying 2,206 people, including a crew of 898. A relatively mild winter had produced a bumper crop of icebergs in the North Atlantic, but the crew, believing their ship was unsinkable, paid scant attention to warnings.
On the night of Sunday, April 14, other ships in the area reported icebergs by radio, but their messages were not delivered to the bridge or the captain of the Titanic. The iceberg that struck the ship was spotted at 11:40 p.m. Although a dead-on collision was avoided, the Titanic's starboard side violently scraped the iceberg, ripping open six compartments. The ship's design could withstand only four compartments flooding.
Minutes later, the crew radioed for help, sending out an SOS signal, the first time the new type of help signal was used. Ten minutes after midnight, the order for passengers to head for the lifeboats was given. Unfortunately, there were only lifeboats for about half of the people on board. Additionally, there had been no instruction or drills regarding such a procedure and general panic broke out on deck.”

After a quick shower, Luke and I go shopping for some fruits and veggies.  We pick up some chicken, Wax bottles, and something I have never seen before.  A container of Squash Seeds that look like pumpkin seeds.  Sue likes them.

Kyle worked this afternoon on the soccer field, and like me, got enough sun to start the tanning season. 
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad for dinner…could not resist firing up the grill.   The best part is leftovers for tomorrow.

From the weather forecast, it is going to stay warm, so there will be more meals cooked on the BBQ.   

Photo of the day “Strawberry Fields Forever”



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