Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What's Brown and Sticky?


Now that you've let your mind go to that old riddle*, bring it back to Switzerland.

And Swiss fields.

And Swiss sheds.


THIS is what is brown and sticky in Swiss fields:
A stick stack (or a super huge broom).

Sometimes there are multiple...stick stacks...er, piles?

And in Swiss sheds:

The brooms here are actually made from hand-tied sticks and are used extensively - outside and in.

Some things in Switzerland are just so retro. Like these stick stacks and these brooms.

A close up of the hand-tied sticks:
This one is outside our apartment building to be used by the groundskeepers.

No poem today, just an old riddle that reminds me of Switzerland - both for the smell and the sound of bells (that was told to me a long time ago by one of my former students):

Q: What's brown and sounds like a bell?

A: ¡ƃunp (read upside down)
*For those of you who don't know the answer to the riddle in the title, email me, and I will tell you the answer.

You know what to do...remember Click Through! 


Chris Uhlik said...

Is that "stick" a vent pipe into the center of the compost pile? Something to let gasses out or air in?

Bridget Magee said...

Hey Chris, no the stick is actually just a wooden stick - it is not hallow as far as we can tell. Though I realize I should have had Joe stand next to the stack so you could see the scale - it is much taller than him. Thanks for commenting. =)

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