Thursday, June 10, 2010
Do Some Birds Have Green Beaks?
Well when a person can grow plants they say they have a green thumb. There is a shoulder high chile patine (sp) bush in my flower bed and I didn't plant it there. A bird must have dropped one there and it grew. So I got to thinking--how do birds plant those things? Does it burn their throat and they drop it fast onto the ground. Do they swallow it whole and not know it is chile pepper hot and it goes out in their droppings to grow in my flower bed? Just wondering. Made me think of an incidence when I lived in San Antonio. One of those plants came up in my neighbor's fence line. A homeless man who traveled our neighborhood with his worldly goods in four grocery carts stopped to pick a few of the chile peppers and the neighbor came out to fuss at him for picking her peppers. How ugly she was maybe the peppers belonged to the bird that planted the plant. Maybe they belonged to the city who's property met her's in that spot. Anyway I'll pick a few and put them in a jar of vinegar in case we want to sprinkle some on some beans but most likely they will sit in the back of the fridge until they look moldy. The bird that planted this plant had to have a green beak because this plant is green, tall, and full of little chile peppers.