seed distribution

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While cassowaries have been known to eat fungi, flowers, snails, insects, frogs, birds, rats, mice, and even carrion, their diet consists primarily of fruit.  They will eat the fruit of several hundred species of tree and bush, and one tree, the cassowary plum (which is toxic to other species but eaten readily by the cassowary), has even been named for the birds.  Cassowaries can become extremely aggressive about their food; when they find a tree that is dropping fruit, they will stay there and eat, chasing away any other cassowaries who try to approach and feed, until the fruit is gone.

Cassowaries will swallow fruits whole, even large ones like apples and plums.  Because of this, seeds and pits will go through the cassowary’s digestive system and be passed in their droppings.  These birds have been known to distribute seeds over distances of over a kilometre, making them hugely important in the dispersal and germination of fruit trees through the rainforests.  Some seeds, such as those of the Ryparosa trees, are shown to have much greater germination rates when they have been through the gut of a cassowary.  These makes these birds a keystone species for the rainforests they inhabit.

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Michael Wang, “Extinct in the wild” project 

in the pictures: Ambystoma Mexicanum (aka: Axolotl, Assolotto, Pesce camminatore del Messico) extinct in the wild - 2014 / Brighamia insignis (aka: Ululu, Alula) extinct in the wild - 2014 /  Epalzeorhynchos Bicolor (aka: Labeo bicolor) extinct in the wild - 2013

seen @fondazioneprada, Extinct in the wild, Milano 2017

“Extinct in the Wild”, conceived by American artist Michael Wang (1981), brings together flora and fauna that are no longer found in nature, but persist exclusively under human care, within an artificial habitat. Labelled with the officially designated term “extinct in the wild”, these species have left nature behind to fully enter the circuits of human culture.
In this project, natural beings such as plants and animals are transplanted into an exhibition and cultural space. In the age of extinction, such displacements are not only aesthetic devices but stand for actual strategies of survival.

Michael Wang conceived an exhibition in which three glass and aluminum enclosures with artificial lights accomodate these extinct species within the space of the Nord gallery, where a selection of photographs is also exhibited. Some of those species, such as the ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) are common in cultivation. Others, like the blue cycad (Encephalartos nubimontanus), are some of the rarest species on earth. Some animals have persisted in artificial conditions for many years, like the aquatic axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), which was known only from the Aztec canals of Mexico City, most of which have long been drained. Angel’s tears (Brugmansia suaveolens), a plant with fragrant white flowers, disappeared from the wilds of South America with the extinction of the species that distributed its seeds. Nonetheless, its religious significance as a potent psychoactive drug insured its survival in traditional cultivation. Several species have survived only through heroic human efforts. The Hawaiian ōlulu (Brighamia insignis), for instance, whose last specimen was recorded in 2014, was rescued from extinction thanks to a team of botanists who hand-pollinated the very last individuals and collected seeds, by rappelling into the steep ocean cliffs on the island of Kaua’i. The exhibition is completed by a series of 20 photographs, taken by Michael Wang from 2014 to the present day, which portray different extinct in the wild species and the original habitats where they lived prior to their extinction in nature.

notes taken from the Fondazione Prada website

So has anyone ever noticed how dead Choya have seeds visible inside of them:

This begs the question..

How do these things reproduce exactly?

Is mating season like….them just gruesomely mauling and then burying each other’s insides?? ? Or is their entire reproductive cycle dependent on predators eating them and “distributing” the seeds??

I jsut don’t understand, I-

aceofspades327  asked:

Where does the phrase "real McCoy" come from? I bet it's a Star Trek thing

Indeed, it originates from an argument between Karl Urban and DeForest Kelley. Oddly, the argument was about the speed at which pilobolus fungi distribute their seeds.

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green broadbill (Calyptomena viridis) also known as the lesser green broadbill

Distribution and habitat

The green broadbill is distributed in broadleaved evergreen forests of Borneo, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula where it frequents lowland and lower montane rainforest.

Behaviour

It is often overlooked, as it sits motionless inside the canopy or just below, quickly flying to a new location if disturbed. Its foliage-green color provides excellent camouflage.It feeds largely on soft figs. The broadbill’s feeding habits helps to distribute the seeds of the fig around the forest floor. The female usually lays between two to three whitish eggs, and the young fledge after twenty-two to twenty-three days.

source-wikipedia

Lim Kam Su Photos

The Humble Gopher Tortoise

It’s over 90 degrees outside and the air is heavy with unseen moisture, not entirely ideal weather for a nature hike. Yet from my spot at the front desk, I can see there’s one brave soul heading for the nearest trail entrance.

He is seemingly unfazed by this oppressive heat, for his skin is dry and his steps do not falter. There is a determined look in his beady black eyes, and his dull brown shell shines brilliantly under the hot Florida sun.

He is the resident gopher tortoise, a familiar face here at the museum.

He is an active fellow, as he often crosses the parking lot several times a day, traipsing slowly from one end of the property to the other, pausing now and then to rest in the grass.

Perhaps he makes his daily sojourn to search for food. Like most other species of tortoise, gopher tortoises subsist on a diet of grass, flowers, legumes, and fruit. The seeds of the plants he eats pass through his body undigested, and in his droppings he distributes these seeds across his home range.

His species used to roam all throughout the south, but their range has been reduced to Florida and some parts of neighboring states. He and his kind inhabit dry, sandy environments, such as pine flatwoods, scrub, coastal dunes, and forests with open canopies. Sandy soil is a must for these animals, as that is where they dig their burrows.

His forearms are built for digging-broad and powerful, shovel-like in their form. With languid, sweeping motions he constructs his burrow in the sand, tunneling more than 15 feet. Though a gopher tortoise’s shell provides him with a sturdy and portable form of protection, it is underground in his burrow where he takes refuge, safe from the grasps of the heat and cold and undetected by the roaming eyes of hungry predators.

In recent years, conservationists have been raising concerns over the falling numbers of gopher tortoises. The biggest threats to these animals include habitat loss and poor land management. Humans continue to encroach on the native habitats of these creatures, clearing forests and scrub for property development and agricultural purposes. Additionally, concerns have been raised over the frequent capture and sale of wild gopher tortoises, an illegal practice that has had a devastating impact thus far. As a threatened species, gopher tortoises possess special protections provided by the state of Florida, whereby it is illegal to hunt, capture, possess, or sell these animals without a permit.

Though their slow speed and drab colors give these animals and unassuming nature, gopher tortoises actually play a pivotal role in their environment, awarding them the distinction of being a keystone species (a species that plays a critical role in maintaining the health and stability of an ecosystem). The spacious and well-protected burrows that gopher tortoises dig provide shelter for over 300 species, including snakes, frogs, mice, moths, and beetles. A thriving gopher tortoise population is indicative of a thriving ecosystem. But when an established population of gopher tortoises starts to decline, whether due to habitat loss or disease, all the hundreds of animals that depend on their burrows will consequently be negatively impacted.

It can thus be said that the quiet little gopher tortoise carries the weight of his homeland on his back, for without him, his ecosystem would lose an essential foundational support and would be at risk for collapse.

By now, our resident gopher tortoise has reached the edge of the parking lot; one scaly leg slowly rises from the asphalt and settles onto the grass, the other three soon follow suit. He trudges across the last few meters separating him from the forest and disappears into the undergrowth. Despite the weight he must carry and the threats he may face, the humble gopher tortoise marches on.

by Torin Grier

Let's talk about seed libraries

Okay, so I’ve seen mention a few times of seed libraries in a solarpunk context, and I want to talk about that for a minute because HELL YES. Two facts before we begin: one, I am a librarian by trade, so I freely admit to being super biased toward anything and everything that smacks of libraries; two, my home state happens to have a kickass seed library that was shut down not too long ago.

First of all: seed libraries are an absolutely fantastic idea. Not only are they a great way to preserve a wide diversity of plant life, especially heirlooms and varietals that would be difficult to find and grow otherwise, but they are a cost effective, community based way to encourage sharing and gardening (with all that entails, like reduced carbon footprint, small-scale and sustainable agriculture, and food independence).

The community aspect is especially important here, I think: rather than expecting each person to obtain their own seeds, you have the option to purchase a small number of seeds collectively and share them among the community. Participating members can switch crops regularly, to prevent the soil from getting tired, without giving up on certain crops completely. Plus, as a community you can use seed libraries as an affirmation that sustainability is important, while offering ways to actual support sustainable practices (gardening) within the group. I’d be hard pressed to think of anything more solarpunk than that, unless you turned them from formal institutions into super local community-based efforts, a la the Little Free Library program.

Secondly: holy accessibility, batman! I mentioned above the cost-effectiveness, but I wanted to mention it again because it is important. Seeds are expensive, especially if you have an interest in uncommon varietals, like purple potatoes or heirloom tomatoes.

Add to that the fact that some seeds are patent-protected (I’m looking at you, Monsanto), with farmers expressly forbidden from replanting any extra/leftover seeds from one season to the next, and you have HUGE monetary barriers to entry in gardening and farming. Small scale agriculture is virtually impossible, and definitely not economically sustainable, when you are required to pay through the nose at the beginning of each growing season for seeds. Purchasing seeds collectively, saving and replanting them from year to year cuts out one of the major barriers to local sustainability efforts: the cost. Fight capitalism through sharing!

There are two big problems with seed libraries, though.

One: they run counter to capitalistic ideals, and specifically threaten large companies that have made major profit off of seed patents (yes, I’m talking about Monsanto again). While this does seem like a good thing at first glance, these companies are also responsible for major advances in agriculture and food science. Remember the time they created a new rice strain that included beta-carotene to reduce childhood blindness and malnutrition?

If seed libraries go large-scale (or just get really popular), we run the risk of reducing funding going toward scientific food-based research, so we’ll need to find an alternate way to make sure that necessary research gets funded. Although we are privileged enough here in the U.S. to get away with disliking GMOs, other countries depend on them for basic nutrition, so we need to make sure that appropriate progress is still made when it’s needed.

Two: there are concerns that seed libraries may increase the spread of agricultural diseases. Literally the very last thing that a solarpunk society needs is another Great Potato Famine, which is a risk when seeds are stored and distributed by untrained people who don’t know what to look for. I don’t have a good solution to this one (dammit, Jim, I’m a librarian, not an agricultural engineer!) but maybe someone else does? Is there any easy way to decontaminate or identify spoiled seeds in the collection, or are we all going to start seeing witches everywhere because of spoiled wheat if we give seed libraries a try?

Does anyone else have any thought on seed libraries? What are some good ways to overcome the issues inherent with them?

CHIA PUDDING WITH COCONUT MILK + TOPPINGS

We love using Chia Seeds, as they compliment a dairy free / vegan diet quite well as they are charged with protein, calcium & fibre.  They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.  Try this Chia pudding recipe and top the bowl with the fresh, seasonal fruit you like! add some nuts for a bit of crunch.

Ingredients:
2 tbs chia seeds
½ cup of coconut milk
topping of choice (we used fig,  physalis fruit, raspberry, hazelnuts, banana and coconut chips. 

Method:
1. In a bowl, add chia seeds and coconut milk and combine well.  Allow to rest for 5 minutes and then stir again until even, place bowl in fridge and allow to set for at least 30min.
2. Remove chia mixture from fridge and stir well so that all chia seeds are distributed evening through the the coconut milk>
3. Top with your favourite seasonal fruits and nuts & enjoy! 


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The siamang feeds on a variety of plants, including leaves, vines, twigs, and flowers, supplemented with the occasional insect.  Their favourite by far, however, is fruits.  The Sumatran subspecies in particular feeds primarily on fruits, with 60% of its diet consisting of fruit.  It also has a sweet tooth, preferring sugary fruits such as figs, and much preferring ripe to unripe fruit.  This also gives the siamang a vital role in the forest ecosystem; when it eats fruit, it often swallows the seeds, and expels them in its droppings.  It thus distributes seeds up to 300 metres away from the parent tree, making these primates important seed distributors. 

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Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis)

Also known as the lesser green broadbill, the green broadbill is a species of broadbill (Eurylaimidae) which occurs in broadleaved evergreen forests in BOrneo, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. They are also known to occur in lowland and lower montane rainforests as well. Green broadbills generally occupy the canopy, where they feed almost exclusively on soft figs. To the point where they are a major aid in helping fig seeds distribute around the forest floor. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Eurylaimidae-Calyptomena-C. viridis

Images: Oreopium and Doug Janson

au where Spock’s Weird Alien Thing ™ is the fact that he is part plant.

His blood appears green because of the chlorophyll. His hair is actually very small vines which he painstakingly combs to appear more humanoid.

His eyes are brown as an evolutionary hold-over from when his kind needed to blend in with their environment. It is possible to locate a Vulcan’s ancestral point of origin by comparing the color of their eyes to the color of soil from different regions.

Spock can enter a sort of healing trance by completely submerging himself in soil that is rich in nitrogen. To sleep, he must keep one hand in soil at all times, or he will not be rested when he wakes.

Like most plants, he flourishes when people talk to him. His people have assumed, logically, that this is because of the moisture present in humanoid breath. Spock has felt the most positive effects when conversing with Captain Kirk.

The fact that he descends from plants does not give him an affinity with lower plant lifeforms. In fact, they often behave instinctually and attack him, perhaps interpreting him as a creature that would consume their resources (see the events of “The Apple”)

Vulcans reproduce by sending out seed pods. Once every seven years Spock flowers and must return to Vulcan to be in the presence of other flowering Vulcans. If he does not he could die. If another flowering Vulcan is not available, sometimes vigorous physical activity can distribute the seed pods quickly enough to prevent deleterious effects. 

During the act of flowering Spock’s vines (hairs) bud and eventually small, pale green flowers appear on the tips. Through meticulous grooming he can prevent the same occurrence in his eyebrows.

Dr. McCoy has developed an allergy to the pollen Spock naturally produces.

Spock requires extreme heat, but as a desert plant he does not need much water. He is capable of going a full year on only twelve ounces of water, provided he has not been injured. 

Vulcan skin is far tougher than humanoid skin, resembling the toughness of bark on a tree. It also has a similar, almost waxy texture that leaves humans perplexed when they come in contact with it.

Because Spock works in space, he must spend 12 hours a day under a special lamp. He is still pale and sickly. They recently installed another lamp on the bridge near his station, which has improved his condition. The fact that the humans have taken to wearing sunglasses in response adds a certain humorous element to the situation. 

Spock prefers to wear synthetic clothes, as clothing derived from plants vaguely disturbs him.

The archive of the day is #germination

Click the gif to learn about the process of germination--in nature and in horticulture–including seed morphology, the soil seed bank, seed distribution by animals, seed processes like stratification and scarification, and seed dormancy strategies involving wildfires!

From Giada’s Feel Good Food

Chia Seed Pudding  (gluten free), serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla flavored unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably grade B), plus 4 tsp for serving
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and diced
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, the  tbsp maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until just blended. Whisk in the chia seeds. Let stand for 30 minutes. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 

The next day, in a medium bowl, toss the berries with the remaining 4 tsp maple syrup. Mix in the almonds. 

Spoon the pudding into 4 bowls or stemmed pudding glasses, mound the berry mixture on top, and serve. 

Per serving
Calories: 215
Protein: 9 g
Carbs: 27 g
Fiber: 9 g

“Brazilian conservationist Patricia Medici has devoted her life to preserving the life and habitat of the South American lowland tapir, the largest terrestrial mammal of South America. Though not well known, tapirs are important to their ecosystems as an umbrella species: protecting tapirs also protects iconic species like peccaries, jaguars and pumas. Tapirs also help distribute the seeds of the foods they eat, shaping and maintaining the structure of forests. Sadly, tapirs are threatened by deforestation, hunting and roads, and are especially vulnerable due to their long gestation periods.

“I started my tapir work in 1996 when it was a pioneer research and conservation program and we had nearly zero information about tapirs,” says Medici. “They are extremely difficult to study, mainly because they are nocturnal, solitary, very elusive animals. That’s exactly what fascinated me. The rest is history. It’s not always easy to be a woman in the conservation world as it requires a significant level of commitment to spending long periods of time in the field, away from home and family. It also requires physical strength and the proper frame of mind to deal with the hardships of working in the wilderness — not to mention the mosquitoes, ticks and botflies!””

- Source: https://medium.com/ted-fellows/meet-12-badass-scientists-who-also-happen-to-be-women-ace8d797bcad

Bianca Davri’s entry in World of Thedas vol 2.

Because she’s accomplished some incredible things and there is a lot of interesting worldbuilding info and Dwarven politics in there! Coal-powered machines… dwindling lyrium trade… they could take this a lot of really interesting place in future games!!

Half of Nevarra has heard of the Davri Mechanical Thresher. Powered by steam, the device separates grain from chaff, doing work that normally takes hundreds of laborers weeks of back-breaking effort in mere hours. The Nevarran nobility herald it as the greatest innovation of the age, but it is just the latest gift from the genius of Bianca Davri.

She made her name more than a decade ago with an improved seed drill that was capable of not only distributing seed in perfect rows at nearly any spacing, but also of adjusting to the correct depth for each seed type. Far more reliable than any other seeder, it quickly became the standard across the Free Marches, Antiva, and Nevarra, and House Davri, a previously obscure surface Smith Caste family living in Kirkwall, instantly established itself as a power within the Merchants Guild.

But the Davri Seed Drill was not self-powered. It required the locomotion of a horse or an ox to operate. Bianca’s second invention, a spinning machine, was run like a grain mill by the action of moving water. With this device, a single worker could spin up to sixty spools of thread at a time, at a much finer quality than hand spinning. With the Davri Spinning Frame, demand for Bianca’s designs spread to the high-priced markets of Orlais.

She spent the next several years investigating more-efficient methods of powering her machines. She experimented with a variety of water- and steam-powered engines before settling on a design that incorporated a coal furnace. She may have been inspired by its gains in efficiency over wood-burning furnaces, but it had the added effect of cementing a lasting alliance between her house and several Miner Caste families in Orzammar, who specialized in converting ordinary coal to the smokeless variety used in dwarven forges.

For her work, Bianca Davri has been nominated before the Assembly to be named Paragon. If the motion should succeed, she will be the first surface-born smith ever to become a Paragon. The vote has been put off several times, and the infighting over the decision has been vicious, even by Assembly standards.

Dace, of course, would support any motion to acknowledge the so-called “surface caste,” but they've made a king’s ransom exporting coal and importing surface silks, so they’re backing their candidate with everything their house can muster. Helmi is split. Denek holds the deshyrs seat, and hes captivated by all this inventive genius, but his mother will spit lava if the motion passes. Bemot and Meino have been working together to pressure some of the more conservative deshyrs to support Davri, but the strongest houses (Aeducan, Harrowmont, Hirol) are dragging their feet and waiting to see which side offers them more for their votes.
–Deshyr Sardirak Vollney, in a letter to Lord Vollney

The houses most stridently opposing the vote make their coin from the lyrium trade, and there has been talk that as the lyrium trade dwindles and is supplanted by trade in coal and steel, power is shifting in the Assembly. Formerly minor or lesser nobles grow prominent while ancient, powerful houses sink into obscurity, and those falling will not go quietly.

While the Orzammar Assembly debates her status as a living ancestor, Bianca pays them no mind. Her workshop in Val Royeaux expanded twice in the last year and employs almost a hundred smiths full-time. Bianca devotes most of her time to developing new designs and leaves the business of taking orders and delivering completed machines to her husband, Bogdan Vasca. House Vasca was long one of the most powerful members of the Dwarven Merchants Guild and has been the primary exporter of Orzammar-forged dwarven steel on the surface for centuries. The alliance between House Vasca and House Davri has granted considerable power to both and made them a faction within the Merchants Guild that none of the other families dare to oppose.

It’s rumored that Bianca herself was less than pleased with the prospective alliance and actually left Bogdan standing at the altar while she tried to elope with another man. Both House Davri and House Vasca vehemently deny the rumors.

Cherokee Nation to Disperse Rare, Traditional Seeds

The Cherokee Nation is giving seeds from its limited supply of seed bank inventory to tribal citizens interested in growing traditional Cherokee crops.
The Cherokee Nation keeps an inventory of seeds from rare breeds of corn, beans, squash, gourds, Trail of Tears beads and tobacco, traditionally used for Cherokee customs. The seeds distributed are generally not available in stores.



“Earth, they say, is the mother of all, from Her who was first You were born as Her daughter.
You took Serapis as companion, and after You thus instituted legitimate marriage, the world shone out before Your faces, illuminated by Helios and Selene.
Thus You are two, and yet You are called the many by men; Life indeed knows You alone to be the Gods.
How would it not be hard to master the subject of a eulogy when one must begin the praise by first recalling many Gods?
With Hermes She discovered writings, the sacred ones of these for the initiates, and the demotic for all others.
She established Justice so that each one of us, just as he by nature endures equal death, may also be able to live in conditions of equality.
She established language for men, for some the barbarian, for some the Greek, so that the human race may live in mutual friendship, not only men with women, but all with all.
You have given Laws: they were called ‘Thesmoi’ in the beginning. Thus the cities were solidly established, because they discovered that violence is not lawful, but that the law is without violence.
You made that parents be honored by their children, considering them not only as parents, but as Gods. This is why gratitude should be even greater, since it was the Goddess who made out of natural necessity a Law.
You are pleased with Egypt as Your dwelling-place; among the Greek cities You most honor Athens. It is there that for the first time You made known the fruits of the earth,
Triptolemos, having subdued Your sacred serpents, carried by a chariot, distributed the seed to all Hellenes.
This is why we are eager to see in Hellas, Athens, and in Athens, Eleusis, considering Athens the City (Ornament) of Europe, and Eleusis the Sanctuary of the City.
She decreed that life should come into existence through man and woman. She decreed … that the woman … (the rest is lost)”
The Aretalogy of Isis from Maroneia

(Isis. 2nd century, CE, discovered in Naples. Now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna….)

Seed Distribution - Midfield General Feat. Noel Fielding

Lyrics

In the summer you’ll be walking along yeah in you longshorts or your tunic or what ever your wearing
Any you go through the long grass and what happens is you get little seeds on your socks
Little furry round ball seeds, you cant get em off
And you walk, I dunno, maybe 4, 5 or 6 miles and the seeds come off
And plants grow in new places, yeah
Seed distribution, Think its cool

Thats fine, yeah i dont mind that Plants have got to grow in new places and they cant walk fair enough
But the other day i was sat at the bustop in my hipsters
All of a sudden i felt the back of them being tugged i looked down
And there’s a cheese plant on his hands and knees packing my socks with seeds i couldnt believe it
And i went I know what your up to you cheeky little sap go on then
and He was packing them in i had huge boots made of seeds i was like puss in boots
And i went to leave and i got about half way down the road and he went ahhh are you going past a library and i went
yeah i might be
He went can you take these books back for us
I thought he’s taking the mick
I went they best not be overdue or you’ll see the back of my hand
And when i left again i got to the corner and he went
ahhh if your going past a petrol garage can you get us some kingsize rizlas
i went what you smoke drugs?
he went wha? what? cmon, what smoke my own people?
Ahhh you sicken me, i cant believe youd say such a thing.
What am i a cannibal, arrr crikey
And i went alright mate, sorry

And i carried on walking and he went and err can you get us some pringles or some mars bars
or some.. some kind of crispy.. you know crisps and some chocolate coz i get a bit hungry after ive had a smoke
and i went you do smoke drugs
and he went right thats it i’m going to come at you like blazing ian
And he just ran at me like that and i thought alright ill take you on
and we had a big scrap outside boots

We were there had him in a head lock like that and he had all the skin under my neck
and i was just reeling him around like a par?
and we were just finghting in a huge sea of botanical fistycuffs
we didnt know what was happening, it was crazy
and i thought, thats it youve done it now i mean coz im from the streets im gonna whip you up like a fizzy toucan

an i thought an i though an i thought an i though an i thought your gonna get the elbow
so i ran to the top of the street and i came at him with huge lances two of them ?look
he’d gone there was a massive weeping willw there and and old gnarly oak tree
I looked up and the cheese plant in the background just behind them
and the weeping willow went dont touch him he’s one of us
and i though oh yeah
and then the big gnarly oak tree with a barrel chest like curt douglas came out and went
ok picking on the little guy, how about a few rounds with grandpa
and he just tensed his wooden muscle and i though woah no fair
and i just legged it, ran all the way home, that was a close scrape
i tell you what though, got home, some bracken had put my window through 

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