Thursday, August 15, 2019

Do you know what this is?

First off, do you have any idea what the above can tell me what your thoughts are, but I will show you at the end of the post.

We took a quick run through the strip pit area Tuesday, and on the way we saw two turkeys with young.   I have no idea how many of the young ones there were.

As you can see they are maybe half grown...maybe not quiet that big.  I think there was at least half a dozen.  I was shooting through my front windshield so not very good images.  But can at least tell what they are..
The new washer is in and I have did a couple loads.  I think I can live with it, but still rather have dials that I set the level of the water.  These, and all the particular models I looked at only had cold rinse.    I can live with that.  This washer has a 'deep water' rinse and a 'deep water' wash, but don't let that fool only adds about 3 gallons of water.  I did a load of clothes that had a pair of cargo shorts, 2 pair of jogging pants, and 6 or 7 of Roger's t-shirts and the washer did not fill even half full.  But there was plenty of water to cover them.  I do wonder how much it would have had had I not used the Deep Water setting.

I will reserve judgement on  whether it gets things really clean or not.  Most of our clothes are not very dirty and it will do fine for them...but occasionally we will have clothes that are what you call really dirty!  It at least has where I can give things a soak time and a second rinse.

It is so quiet, for the most part...but does make the odd noises that makes me wonder what is going on.

Oh, you want to see what the first photo is from?  I bet most of you knew.

It was a cropped portion of this milkweed pod.  See the milkweed bugs? 


Marie Smith said...

I don’t think I have ever seen milkweed.

Good luck with the new washer.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I didn't have a name for the pod, but from the first picture,I guessed it was a seed pod.

LV said...

A very interesting plant. Do not recall ever seeing one.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I had a 'head start' on the puzzle picture, having visited the photoblog first and remembering you'd shown milkweed! Looks good in macro. Adjusting to new whitegoods is like adjusting to a new wallet or handbag (purse); it can take a while, then suddenly you find you've forgotten what it was like with the old one! YAM xx

CheerfulMonk said...

I had no idea what the milkweed pod was, and I think the pictures of the turkeys turned out great.

Good luck with the washer, and thanks for sharing your experience with it.

The Liberty Belle said...

What an interesting plant! I do not recall ever seeing anything like it before. Glad you have a new washer. I hope that you will get years of good use from it.

Granny Marigold said...

I don't think I've ever seen a milkweed plant but that pod is quite pretty!!
I'm glad you are getting used to your new washer. Nice that it has the option for "deep water" even if it's not what we might picture as deep. Ours has Max fill but I can't figure out how to activate it. Maybe my son will help me figure it out. He chose the darn thing after all.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, I did not know what this was! For me, all new appliances take some getting used to. Maybe this one will eventually become your favorite!

Anni said...

I would have guessed aloe Vera. At least I had the 'green' part right.

Sandra said...

I did not know it was a pod, I thought it was material up close... all those little details on the pod are amazing... the washers do make really odd noises, but most of the time due to TV noise I can't hear it. but when He is gone and tv is off I hear it and think what is that. bob always told me we did not need a tub full of water, this washer proves it. my clothes are cleaner than the other way. does yours have settings for different soils? mine I pick heavy soil for anyting that needs different than normal.

Laurel Wood said...

So interesting about the milkweed.
I hope, in time, you will like the new washer.

happyone said...

I knew it was a milk weed pod because I read your other blog first. : )
Sounds like you are getting used to your new washer.
Now a days I don't even like getting new appliances or even a phone. Seems like things just get more complicated.

eileeninmd said...


I should have known it was milkweed, we just saw some today. I hope the new washer last a long time. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

DeniseinVA said...

No I didn't guess other than that it must have been some kind of plant, even though I have seen loads of them. Good one Rose :) I have my washer and dryer going right now. It took me a long time to get used to the washer particularly.

Jeannie said...

I thought it might be a jelly melon. It has spikes on the outside but don't be fooled by the name. It has an inside like jelly but tastes and looks like unsweetened lime jello. Yuck.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I KNEW it was going to be something in nature, but I still thought it looked like green meringue that had not been baked yet.

When I looked for a washer and drier I had a price point in mind. Starting from the least expensive and moving up I found there were trade offs and had to decide what I did or did not want. Having a septic system I liked the water saving feature and of course I told you I got one that doesn't agitate so I have a HUGE drum. I really can use almost every bath towel we have and wash them at the same time. I guess that's why there are so many models.
xx, Carol

Henny Penny said...

I had no idea what the green thing was. That's pretty neat. I missed your last post about which washer. We had to buy a new washer about three years ago. I picked one without the agitator, thinking there would be more room for washing comforters and things...but I don't like it, at all. The lid locks, it gets off balance a lot, it pops and makes funny sounds, and several times the load of white clothes look as dirty when I take them out as when I put them in to wash. I used to love opening the lid and watching the clothes wash; seeing the agitator work getting the dirt out. Can't wait for this one to break down so we can get a new one...with an agitator and a lid that opens. :)

betty-NZ said...

Lovely photos, especially the first one! Buying appliances is like losing control these days! You have to figure out the language--usually, trial and error--and the tell yourself, 'Why don't they just tell me plainly what it will do?!'
I hope you adjust OK! :)