The Horse, MyLot, pornography, and bird seed

@TheHorse (72523)
Walnut Creek, California
August 20, 2016 1:15pm CST
Readers of my posts know that I enjoy the mourning doves that live in our neighborhood. Some readers also know that I posted a soft-core pornographic picture of two doves kissing on my balcony railing as an act of revenge against MyLot for deleting a post that showed a cute female friend of my dressed in a sneeze. When I want a cheap thrill, I'll put a little bird seed on my railing and enjoy the mourning doves snacking, kissing, and generally being cute. But the other day, my scientific mind kicked in, and I wondered what would happen if I planted some of the bird seed I keep in my kitchen. Attached is a photo of the result after about a week. It looks like random grasses. There are some sunflower seeds in the bird seed, but I don't see any sunflowers poking through yet. If anything interesting happens, I'll do another post. Do you ever do wacky little experiments around the house?
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@JolietJake (51105)
• United States
20 Aug 16
I once wondered what would happen if I plugged Scar into an electric outlet. I learned Scar doesn't want me to even attempt that one...
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
Which appendages do you think would work best?
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@JolietJake (51105)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@TheHorse Scar told me to attach wires to my (expletive) and plug myself in if I wanted to see what would happen
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
@JolietJake I understand. Cats are mostly into applied science. For example, rubbing against your leg and acting like they're starving when there's already food in the food dish: a simple experiment to make sure they're totally in control of their humans and will be fed when they command.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Aug 16
Uhm... of course you are seeing random grasses sprouting from the bird seed you have for your feeding stations. The largest part of bird seed are millet and milo. Since both are grains, the plants that grow from their spilled seed look remarkably like grain bearing grasses/weeds. Yeah, it does take longer for sunflower seeds to sprout than millet or milo seed.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Aug 16
We'll see if the sunflowers come up at all. Isn't science fun?
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
23 Aug 16
@TheHorse Yes, pony, I have always loved science!
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Aug 16
you know I never wondered what bird SEED turned into. well other than bird poo of course
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Aug 16
Some plants depend on pooping birds to spread themselves around!
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• Centralia, Missouri
21 Aug 16
@TheHorse yeah I remember dad telling me that, both to spread the seed further and sometimes to even process the seed so it WOULD grow
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• Bournemouth, England
21 Aug 16
I can see that putting old fruit centres out for them could lead to some 'soft core' shots...
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Aug 16
I always keep my camera on my desk. If I come up with some more, I'll be sure to post them.
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• Bournemouth, England
21 Aug 16
@TheHorse Actually I think what I just posted was pun-ography. Sunflower seeds left by birds will.certainly grow small plants but they are often too crowded and in the shade and don't come to anything.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Aug 16
@asfarasiknow I think I caught it, but wasn't quite clever enough to run with it.
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• United States
20 Aug 16
i get'n interestin' mix 'f schtuff comin' 'p here from feedin' the birds. sometimes'n containers i've got plants set 'bout. i can't recall how long those sunflower seed take to germinate?? but hope ya get some outta the mix. wacky lil 'xperiments?? i reckon i do such quite oft :)
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Aug 16
Keeps life interesting! I even make a mental note of the demographics of texting drivers.
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• United States
22 Aug 16
@TheHorse 'n hence yer profession :)
@vandana7 (67720)
• India
20 Aug 16
I am pitting my wits against the birds this year. You already know that I began doing some gardening. We started with losening up the mud and mixing it with manure and new mud...that was yesterday. Today, my maid chose to be absent, and will be absent tomorrow as well. Therefore, I can resume my gardening only on Monday...quite a few pots need to be filled. There are some old doors made from cast iron belonging to my neighbors, and they don't want them. I intend to use those, making it difficult for them to access any pots.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
Making it difficult for who to access the pots? Wee beasties?
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@vandana7 (67720)
• India
20 Aug 16
@TheHorse ...yeah..the birds..:)
@Juliaacv (33411)
• Canada
20 Aug 16
Our backyard borders on a farmer's field. We quite often will throw peelings and things like that out into the field as opposed to putting them into the garbage. My husband must have thrown out some muskmelon seeds recently, because this morning he showed me some melon vines with some bright blooms on them growing out about where we throw things. I asked him who will harvest first, us or the combine that will come along some time next month from the farmer.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
Oh rats! Can you move some closer to the house? I never try melon here. I'd have to be watering all day. But I do enjoy the wild blackberries that grow around here.
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@Juliaacv (33411)
• Canada
20 Aug 16
@TheHorse My hubby says that he probably won't eat them because the field has spray on it and that's not edible.
@Corbin5 (116530)
• United States
20 Aug 16
Yes, let us know if anything of interest results from the wacky. My only wacky experiments involve purchasing As Seen on TV products that do not work more often than not! Why oh why do I keep buying those things???
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
I keep my Pocket Fisherman in the closet and never see any fish on the line. My Vegematic sliced and diced my fingers, and my smokeless ashtray burned by house down. Do you know this song by Steve Goodman? Let it be a lesson to you!
A humorous song concerning infomercials, written and performed live by Steve Goodman. Although he passed away due to leukemia at 36 years old, Goodman wrote ...
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@Corbin5 (116530)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@TheHorse Off to listen to this one. My latest purchase was FlexSteel; did not work!! I need a really good lesson!
@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
20 Aug 16
I often find science experiments in my fridge lol
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
Oh, yes, I've found a few of those as well. What is that fuzzy growth anyway?
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@TheHorse Dr. Fleming would be so proud of us!! lol
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@SophieY (904)
• South Africa
23 Aug 16
the love of doves - they have no care of who is watching - love it
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Aug 16
I like it when they coo. And I also like the sound the make when they fly.
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@PainsOnSlate (20587)
• Canada
21 Aug 16
I am so sad I missed this - a post that showed a cute female friend of my dressed in a sneeze. I don't think I've ever seen a photo of someone dressed in a sneeze, Damn! I often notice the grass is greener under the bird feeders but I've never planted any on purpose. Cool pot of whatever! (pot?)
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Aug 16
That would be funny if they snuck some pot seeds into bird feed. But I don't see any pot among the grass that's growing. Of course, I only now what pot plants and pot seeds look like from...er...seeing them on the internet.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Aug 16
It's looking good. So the bird seed is random seed. It will be interesting to see if a sunflower shows up.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Aug 16
I think it's mostly grass seed of some sort. But there are a few sunflower (and other) seeds in there.
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
20 Aug 16
What - all that growth in just a week? Amazing.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Aug 16
Maybe a person could seed a lawn with dollar store bird feed.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Aug 16
No, but that does sound kind of cool, though.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
I hope some sunflowers poke through the grass.
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@skysnap (18039)
20 Aug 16
not many experiments did around the house by me. but it seems you are into gardening this weekend?
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
I watered my balcony plants, but that's it so far today. I have one squash plant at Ground Squirrel Gardens that's throwing a couple of squash, but the ground squirrels have started nibbling on the base of the plant. I'm hoping we can harvest before they nibble all the way through.
@CinnamonGrl (6065)
• Paradise, California
20 Aug 16
Well THIS sounds interesting! LOL Revenge against myLot for deletion. I think several myLotians would be eager to participate in the acts of revenge. I planted some bird seed once several years ago too. It came to nothing very useful, but it looked pretty for a little while.
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
That's what will probably happen with my grass. It brings to mind a whole new range of subversive activities I could engage in, though.
@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
20 Aug 16
I don't see pigeons as lovey-dovey birds. Some years ago we could watch pigeons living on the roof of the neighbouring house. There were lots of arguments and fights among them!
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@TheHorse (72523)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Aug 16
Well, you know, with passion comes fights. That's why soap operas are so popular, I guess. My lovey dovey doves don't argue that much, at least not when I'm around.