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Mother of invention (brains over brawn)

Posted 11/5/2019 7:50pm by Shiloh Avery.


I remember when I was a girl, I would go out dirt biking by myself in the trails near my parents’ cabin.  There were times I would get myself into little predicaments that I’m sure my father or my brother could have simply muscled their way out of.  But I was a small girl, a bit far from home, and WAY before cell phones were even a twinkle in the eyes of the inventors.  So I had to think my way out of them using whatever resources I had at hand.  Necessity is, after all, the mother of invention.

And so I found myself harkening back to those days just the other day. We were facing some pretty high wind gust predictions with the cold front that was slated to kill the remaining peppers and chiles.  So we decided we had better just go ahead and remove the plastic sheltering said peppers just in case.  Jason says he’s the only one strong enough to remove the clips holding the plastic….challenge accepted.

So I found that I could, in fact, just muscle them off, but it wasn’t going to be fast and I was going to wear myself out before the job was finished.  Instead, I decided that, just like that little girl, I was going to think my way into an easier way with the resources I had at hand. Eventually, I emerged a victor with the clips removed and my hands still functioning.  The plastic is down and the structures are intact. And Jason can no longer say he’s the only one strong enough to do it. 😊



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