Sunday, January 30, 2011

Early 1900's


Welcome to early 1900's week here at OPOD. I really find the era betweeen 1900 and 1915 to be very interesting. It was a time when cars were just becoming popular, and you would see scenes with both horse carriages and cars sharing the same street. Peope dressed nicely, and everything seemed so nice and proper. I have found some great pictures and hope you enjoy the week.

Domestic Update:

I have been busy this week and have built a plant nursery in the garage. It is a place where I can get vegetables started without taking up space in the greenhouse. 


The system uses the same hydroponic buckets that are used in the Bean Barn. The lights and irrigation are on timers, so it should not take any time to keep going. Once the plants get big and are ready to produce, the bucket will be moved to the greenhouse, and new plants will be started. This should allow me to grow more in the greenhouse, since growing space will not be taken by plants just getting started.

Handsome Jack has been very busy as well this week. His work crews are back, and it definitely looks like some sort of construction is going on behind Chickie Town. I was able to snap a few pictures from the Oak Grove.


It appears that some sort of welding is going on. I also noticed some heavy equipment starting to move steal beams into place. 



I continued to watch the work and tried to look for a chance to go ask to workers what was going on. They took a break and I got my shot.


I started to walk up to them to ask them what they were building, but then Handsome saw me, and jumped in front of me, and distracted me with all his feathers. When he does that I become mesmerized, and start counting all the eyes he has.


Isn't that magnificent feathers he has. Have you ever seen so many eyes. It is like they are all looking at you at the same time. What a magnificent bird.

14 comments:

  1. I love the Eureka vacuum cleaner sign. My parents had when I was growing up. Probably a lot lighter than the ones being sold in this store. My Grandma had a Hoover that I think was as heavy as a light car.

    Handsome Jack is very beautiful. We used to have peacocks in our neighborhood when I lived in southern California. I don't know who owned them, but they would roam the neighborhood free as could be. That was pretty cool.

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  2. It looks like Handsome Jack is living up to his name. What a handsome bird he is when he is in full tail fan colors. The colors are so vivid and bright, great photo of him.

    Interesting that they built the street so wide back then. Just like they knew that the City would become big and there would be tons of traffic. Great planning by the city planners

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  3. By the way, when I was at the supermarget yesterday, I check out the price of hydro cucumbers. They were selling for $1.98 each, and they were not as big as yours are.

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  4. I do know that supermarket is spelled with a "k".

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  5. Roger,
    Perhaps it is time that we raise the price of cucumbers?
    PJM

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  6. Looks like a frame for a "Butler" type garage/building. Are those round bales insulation?

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  7. You'd think Handsome Jack would at least let you in on what was going on with the construction.

    Today's photo shows a calm existence our cities have outgrown. Physically, the streets and sidewalks are the same size now as they were back then. Yet, when the buildings became skyscrapers the resulting jump in population tasks the city with pedestrians and vehicles in numbers it wasn't designed to handle.

    My Dad grew up during the Depression in Bronx NY (a short subway ride to Yankee Stadium). He said parking wasn't a problem because hardly anyone owned a car.

    Regarding this week's poll... I feel this is an orchestrated chain of events. The notion that the rioting would occur in several countries in the same region at the same time pushes beyond coincidence.
    Jumping the gun (no pun intended) my take is this...
    The folks who orchestrated 9/11 are destabilizing the region in the hopes they can gain control of each country involved. Once this occurs they will have solidified their power base becoming in essence one like-minded country with substantial resources. If this happens our resolve will be tested as never before. Have a nice day.

    John

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  8. Gotta love a good conspiracy theory.

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  9. Everything is theory until proven. God willing mine will be wrong.

    John

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  10. I think that the construction is Hansom Jack's headquarters for his Joint Task Force Peacocks and Chickens when they launch the planned over throw the tyrant Gentleman Farmer and gain free access to all the fine produce he keeps in the recently built Crystal Palace.

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  11. Which is the city of that pic??

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  12. Grinnell's Pianos and Woodward Arcade were in Detroit.

    John

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  13. Love to see Jack showing off for the ladies. Do they even notice him?

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  14. I kniow this is a few days later so I hope you see this comment. Love the street photos this week. I noticed the painted signs on the buildings. I am from Jacksonville, IL and the wall dogs came to our town and blessed us with 10 new ones to go with the old ones that we have. I am thankful that our town is protecting the old ones.
    lam

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